Under the partnership, Wood and The Resilience Shift aim to stimulate and profile the best and most pioneering work in resilience through a global annual showcase that will inspire those working within and for critical infrastructure systems to embed resiliency thinking and practice into their day-to-day work.Read more
Resilience is a cross cutting element of the UN’s sustainable development goals – from access to clean water and energy to creating sustainable cities and communities. Improving infrastructure resilience is critical in creating the world we want says Resilience Shift board member and Arup’s Global Sustainable Development Leader, Jo da Silva, DBE.
The UK has commitments in place to reduce carbon emissions to 0% by 2050. However to achieve this, carbon reduction needs to be embedded in the planning, design and whole life of assets. Engineers have a key role to play in enabling this to happen by understanding how climate change affects their roles in terms of mitigation and adaptation. WFEO committee member Davide Stronati examines the climate change position in the UK.
Kenya has experienced an increase in droughts and floods in the last few years due to the effects of climate change. WFEO Engineering and the Environment committee member Christine Adongo Ogut looks at how climate change is affecting Kenya, and what is being done to reduce carbon emissions in the latest WFEO climate stories blog curated by ICE.
How do you measure resilience? The Resilience Shift talks to resilience pioneer, Dr Murali Chandrashekaran, about why people do the things they do, and the need for a human-centred approach to resilience – along with solid data to support it.
In France, 83% of citizens view climate change as a major threat, although an unusually high proportion (20%) think it is already too late to stop the worst effects. In our latest WFEO Climate Stories blog Lylian Coelho Ferreira, WFEO Committee member, looks at how climate change is affecting France, and what the home of the Paris Convention on Climate Change is doing to tackle carbon emissions.
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The second largest country by area, Canada is starting to feel a range of climate change effects. As part of our WFEO Climate Stories series, curated by ICE, Darrel Danyluk and David Lapp look at the situation in Canada and how you tackle climate change in such a large and diverse landmass, and why local responses are key.
The call to action is clear, but how do you make change happen? Peter Hall is one of those helping to reshape Wood as it evolves further towards embedding sustainability and resilience across everything it does. He tells us about the journey so far.
Building water resilience involves everyone in the community. Martin Shouler introduces us to the 50L Home Coalition tackling urban water resilience through reducing demand for domestic water, and inspired by Cape Town Day Zero’s demand reduction.
The new report, Seizing the Urban Opportunity, supported by The Resilience Shift, demonstrates through the lens of six of the world’s largest economies – China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa – how national governments have a central role to play in unlocking the enormous potential of cities.
We are delighted to join the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) for their International Conference from 17 to 19 March 2021, with the participation of Juliet Mian and Savina Carluccio, as well as sharing our Infrastructure Pathways project.