Over the next 15 years, the OECD has estimated that around $103 trillion investment is needed to support our ageing and deteriorating critical infrastructure systems globally. Is the civil engineering community ready to deliver this investment?
The latest edition of the series will kick off on 2 December 2020 before travelling virtually around the world, exploring how the engineering community can deliver a carbon-neutral and resilient society by mid-century.
With gaps in funding identified as a top barrier to the progress of resilient, climate-informed infrastructure, the launch of the City Climate Finance Gap Fund marks a major milestone towards overcoming barriers to progress for resilient infrastructure.
We’re working at a leadership level to unlock the opportunity of using engineers as a driving positive force for impact. The potential of post-Covid economic stimuli requires us to ensure that we are picking the right infrastructure projects to fund and then designing and building them with resilience in mind from the outset.
A powerful and committed group of founding organisations is driving a newly-formed global International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure to take immediate action and is asking all those working across the infrastructure life-cycle to get involved.
Seth Schultz is seeking to build large-scale commitment from engineering organisations to urgently adapt and incorporate sustainability and resilience into infrastructure.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is holding its International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI), in Los Angeles, California, November 6-9 2019. Caroline Field will be representing the Resilience Shift at a number of sessions.