“The adoption of the Versailles Declaration… is a signal that this crisis can and must accelerate, rather than derail, the march towards cheaper, more secure, clean energy.” We share this opinion piece recently published by Nigel Topping, UN High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP26.
Caroline Field leads The Resilience Shift’s work on resilient energy systems and writes here on energy policy for climate resilience and on varying levels of country preparedness as suggested by The International Energy Agency (IEA)’s Climate Resilience Policy Indicator.
Guidance, tools and standards play a key role in the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure. Savina Carluccio looks back, there is a golden thread that runs through several pieces of work and leads to our work on climate resilient Infrastructure Pathways and resilience indicators which will be launching later this year for COP26.
Lessons learned from two different crises – severe winter storm, and wildfires – both involving many impacts and major power outages, show strong parallels.
The Americas leg of the ICE Brunel Lecture International Lecture series addressed recurring construction issues related to extreme weather in the Caribbean, the value of resilience, and shortages of engineers and skills.
Around the world, from New Zealand to Norway, many smaller and island nations have demonstrated impressive resilience in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The presence of robust communities may be a contributory factor, believes Resilience Shift Chair Michael Bruno, so what can larger nations learn from this?
ICSI Board member, Tom Lewis, contributed to discussions on infrastructure stimulus legislation, and is leading a new focus on climate, resilience and sustainability at WSP.
Evolving, embedding and regularly reviewing our state of resilience is good for us as individuals and as organisations. Resilience Shift Board member Ruth Boumphrey explains her reasons for believing that resilience champions are essential on every board