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City Finance Lab

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The City Finance Lab (CFL) is Europe’s first dedicated platform supporting the development of innovative financial solutions that increase investment in resilient, low-carbon and sustainable urban projects. It aims to unlock at least EUR 500 million in additional investment for climate action over the next 5 years.

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Resilience Alliance

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This article talks about Building Benchmark as tool from using to understand the current state of resilience and to identify potential actions that can be taken to improve resilience.

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Better Water Decisions in the Age of Deep Uncertainty

15 Nov 16

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Deep uncertainty acknowledges a dynamic system where inputs — such as rainfall or economic growth or regulations — are changing or unknown. Deep uncertainty methods are not yet widespread among water utilities, but the ideas are gaining ground. Scenario planning allows utilities to ask questions that, in the past, would have been viewed as unusual.

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Resilience in Transportation Planning, Engineering, Management, Policy, and Administration

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The report documents resilience efforts and how they are organized, understood, and implemented within transportation agencies’ core functions and services. Core functions and services include planning, engineering, construction, maintenance, operations, and administration. The information gathered details the motivations behind the policies that promote highway resilience, definitions of risk and resilience, and the relationship between these two fields. The report also explores how agencies are incorporating resilience practices through project development, policy, and design.

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Canada Releases Climate Lens for Infrastructure Funding Assessments

04 Jun 18

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This Climate Lens is a requirement of the Investing in Canada bilateral agreements signed between Infrastructure Canada and the provinces and territories. The assessment tool will require stakeholders to report on how proposed projects contributes to or reduce carbon pollution, and to consider climate change risks in the location, design, and planned operation of projects.

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Resilience science, policy and investment for civil infrastructure

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In this paper it deals with economic motivations for implementing resilience assessment and management in damaged communities and large scale complex systems and the latest understood principles of resilience that drive a decision framework. Furthermore it requires an examination of risk-based policymaking and investment decisions by the science of resilience.

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KPMG Emerging Trends in Infrastructure 2018

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We need to continually be looking to the future as well. KPMG’s Emerging Trends in Infrastructure 2018 report is one (excellent) example of the many horizon scanning publications that need to inform our work, to ensure that it is, and remains, relevant.

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