Climate-resilient infrastructure reduces, but may not fully eliminate, the risk of climate-related disruptions. Climate risks to infrastructure can be reduced by locating assets in areas that are less exposed to climate hazards (e.g. avoiding new construction in floodplains), and by making the assets better able to cope with climate impacts when they materialize. The development of infrastructure should also consider the impacts on risk elsewhere: for example, the potential contribution to flood risk resulting from increases in paved surfaces.
By Dr. Suman Karn Jun 21, 2023
Progress in early warning system in Nepal is indeed encouraging, however there are many loose threads that needs to be pulled together for making the system more effective, sustainable and resilient.
By Dr. Suman Karn Oct 14, 2022
The 2030 Agenda makes a significant commitment to integrate disaster and climate risk into all levels of development. This shows that development can be affected by risks, but also that development creates its own risks.
By Dr. Suman Karn Jun 27, 2022