Resilience Toolbox

Resilience tools can be useful for a wide range of practitioners but it can be hard to find the right tool for the job. The Resilience Shift has assessed a wide range of tools, which are listed below, mapped by the resilience value they add at different stages of the infrastructure lifecycle. More information about the project can be found here.

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Climate Bonds StandardClimate Bonds Standard
CWRA
Equitable Origin
FAUC®
Green Evaluation
GRESB Resilience Module
OASIS Loss Modelling FrameworkOASIS Loss Modelling Framework
OAT
OurWaterOurWater
QREQRE
Resilence Atlas
SAVi
SuRe
Surging SeasSurging SeasSurging Seas

Climate Bonds Standard

The CBI sets standards for physical climate resilience within components of certain sector guidance. The standards do not have a separate sector or category themselves on physical climate resilience.

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CWRA

City Water Resilience Approach

The City Water Resilience Approach (CWRA) responds to a demand for innovative approaches and tools that help cities build water resilience at the urban scale. The CWRA was developed to help cities grow their capacity to provide high quality water resources for all residents, to protect them from water-related hazards, and to connect them through water-based transportation networks (“provide, protect, connect”).

The approach is the result of fieldwork and desk research, collaborative partnerships with subject matter experts, and direct engagement with city partners. Based on this research, the CWRA outlines a process for developing urban water resilience, and provides a suite of tools to help cities grow their capacity to survive and thrive in the face of water-related shocks and stresses. The approach details five steps to guide cities through initial stakeholder engagement and baseline assessment, through action planning, implementation and monitoring of new initiatives that build water resilience.

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Equitable Origin

Equitable Origin Platform

Tool 1: EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development

The EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development provides a framework for implementing and verifying enhanced environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, greater transparency, more accountability, and better outcomes for local stakeholders in energy development projects. The EO100™ Standard represents leading industry practices and references international standards for evaluating site-level ESG performance of energy and energy infrastructure projects.

The EO100™ Standard encompasses the following Principles:

  • Corporate Governance, Transparency & Ethics
  • Human Rights, Social Impact & Community Development
  • Indigenous People’s Rights
  • Fair Labor & Working Conditions
  • Climate Change, Biodiversity & Environment

Tool 2: Equitable Origin Platform

The Equitable Origin (EO) Platform is a one-stop resource that provides energy companies, utilities, investors, and corporate power purchasers with essential tools to effectively implement and track due diligence and compliance within their operations, supply chains, and investment portfolios. The EO100™ Performance Assessment provides a quick, easy, and efficient way to measure the performance of energy and energy infrastructure projects and suppliers of energy against a comprehensive and customizable range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators.

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FAUC®

The Framework for Acting under Uncertainty and Complexity

The FAUC framework focuses on Five Capacities of an Organization:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • Alert
  • Adaptive
  • Resilient
  • Creative

It helps to find weak spots and enables organizations to act effectively in complex and uncertain environments.

The FAUC® is delivered through two products: FAUC® PLAY and FAUC® Assessment. The approach of the FAUC©PLAY is interactive. The FAUC©PLAY uses structured dialogue, playing and the wisdom of people involved. The FAUC© assessment uses both quantitative and qualitative information and the wisdom of people involved.

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Green Evaluation

We base our evaluation of an adaptation project on the increase in resilience the project is likely to provide for the covered geographical area or asset base. This results in the adaptation score.

First, we quantitatively evaluate the benefit of the added resilience, relative to the amount of the financing’s proceeds, on a five-point scale.

The benefit is the forecast reduction in the cost of expected damages caused by extreme weather events. It is based on an entity’s analysis, to which we may apply quantitative adjustments.

Second, we modify the evaluation score determined in the first step, based on our qualitative view of the adequacy of an entity’s quantification approach to determining the resilience benefit.

Third, we may apply additional adjustments in certain cases – for example, for projects that are in developing countries for which the resilience benefit may be understated because the likely significant social benefits are difficult to quantify.

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GRESB Resilience Module

The GRESB Resilience Module has been developed in response to organisations that are developing a capacity to assess, manage and adapt in the face of social and environmental shocks and stressors. It is motived by two key goals:

  1. To meet growing investor demand for information on resilience; and
  2. To increase access to information about strategies used by property and infrastructure companies to assess and manage risks from social and environmental shocks and stressors, including the impact of climate change

Evaluates how real estate and infrastructure companies and funds are preparing for potentially disruptive events and changing conditions, assessing long-term trends, and becoming more resilient over time.

The Module is an optional supplement to the GRESB Real Estate and Infrastructure Assessments.

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OASIS Loss Modelling Framework

OASIS Loss Modelling Framework (Catastrophe Modelling)

Catastrophe modelling (known as cat modelling) is the process of using computer-assisted calculations to estimate the losses that could be sustained due to catastrophic events such as a hurricane or earthquake.

OASIS is an improved risk assessment through more models, a different view of the risk, transparency, performance, and innovation. The Oasis Loss Modelling Framework provides an open source platform for developing, deploying and executing catastrophe models. It uses a full simulation engine and makes no restrictions on the modelling approach. Models are packaged in a standard format and the components can be from any source, such as model vendors, academic and research groups.

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OAT

Opportunity Assessment Tool

In less than 15 minutes, OAT can provide a full set of key decision metrics (using data from thousands of actual E&P projects), including charts, to compare individual opportunities in a portfolio. This enables decision makers to:

  • Quickly assess the viability and marginality of upstream opportunities during bidding, exploration, or early development
  • Understand an opportunity’s true development costs
  • Ensure only the highest return opportunities receive increasingly scant capital funds

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OurWater

OurWater

OurWater helps users visualize the processes, stakeholders and infrastructure networks that make up their city’s water system.

OurWater has been developed to address the growing need for tools that can help cities share information between different stakeholders and visualize complex interactions. This goal of understanding the city’s water landscape is one critical element of moving towards the goal of building cities’ capacity to endure, adapt and transform in the face of water challenges.

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QRE

Quick Risk Estimation tool

The Quick Risk Estimation tool is designed for the purposes of identifying and understanding current and future risk/ stress/ shocks and exposure threats to both human and physical assets. The QRE tool is not a full scale risk assessment, rather a multi-stakeholder engagement process to establish a common understanding. Taking into account the actions or corrective measures already undertaken, the QRE will produce a dashboard-style risk assessment advising the risks and hazard to human and physical assets, impacts of identified main risk and associated perils on the specified location and/or particular assets.

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Resilence Atlas

The Resilience Atlas was developed with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation to identify where projects should take place and allow users to derive insights of their own based on data. The developers believed that policymakers and donors needed to know where problems were occurring to know where to make investments.

The Resilience Atlas is an interactive analytical tool for building:

  1. Understanding of the extent and severity of some of the key stressors and shocks that are affecting rural livelihoods, production systems, and ecosystems in the Sahel, Horn of Africa and South and Southeast Asia;
  2. Insights into the ways that different types of wealth and assets (i.e. natural capital, human capital, social capital, financial capital and manufactured capital) and combinations among these – impact resilience in particular contexts.

The tool is a web-based open source mapping platform.

To date, the tool has been used at the national level, but there are opportunities to use the data at a more localized level. Data is available for all countries. This tool is primarily used in places where capacity for remote sensing and GIS is lower. “

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SAVi

Sustainable Asset Valuation

Policy makers, infrastructure planners and investors all ask about the value-added of sustainable infrastructure.

  • Are such assets more expensive to plan and build and finance?
  • Do they bring better value for money?
  • What are the risks associated with greener designs and cleaner technologies?

We are also waking up to reality of climate change and range of other environmental, social and economic risks. Insurance firm Swiss Re, estimates that in 2017, the economic losses from natural disasters was US$ 306 billion. This is almost the double of the losses in 2016, which was US$ 188 billion and also much higher than the 10-year-average of $190 billion.

Such risks and externalities are typically ignored in infrastructure finance analyses. The MAVA Foundation and IISD built SAVi to address such inconsistencies. We built SAVi to make the investment case for sustainable infrastructure.

Using SAVi

SAVi incorporates 3 fundamental features:

Valuation: SAVi values in financial terms, the material risks and co-benefits of infrastructure projects. We work with governments and investors to identify the risks material to their projects and design appropriate simulation scenarios.

Simulation: SAVi is unique in that it combines the results of systems thinking and system dynamics simulation with project finance modelling. We work with governments and investors to identify the material risks of each infrastructure project. We also identify co-benefits that contribute towards realising the UN sustainable development goals. We then determine the simulation scenarios.

Bespoke: The application of SAVi is bespoke. We customise SAVi to each individual infrastructure project. Such an approach is required as each project is characteristic of distinctive opportunities and risks.

SAVi can hence answered questions such as:

  • Do sustainable infrastructure assets bring better financial returns than business-as-usual counterparts?
  • What additional capital is required to make this asset more resilient to changing climates?
  • In a given pipeline or portfolio, which asset make the higher contributions toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

The SAVi website is under construction.

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SuRe

The Standard for Sustainable and Resilience Infrastructure (SuRe®)

SuRe® – the Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure is a third-party-verified, global voluntary standard, which drives the integration of sustainability and resilience aspects into infrastructure development and upgrade by providing guidance for infrastructure project developers, financiers and public-sector institutions. The Standard assesses infrastructure throughout the project life cycle at the design, construction and operational phases. SuRe® consists of 14 themes covering 61 criteria across environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in addition to two general reporting requirements for impact measurement.

SuRe® can be applied to all types of infrastructure, including critical infrastructure systems and infrastructure services, such as: Water (harvesting, storage, management, distribution, treatment and recycling); Energy (generation, storage and distribution); Solid waste (collection, distribution, processing, recycling and storage); Transport networks, nodes and fleet (pedestrian, bicycle, vehicular, rail, water-borne and air transportation); Communication networks (telephone, cellular and data); Social infrastructure (education, healthcare, sports and recreation, law enforcement, fire and emergency services); Food systems (production, storage, processing and distribution).

SuRe® development followed the ISEAL Alliance Codes of Good Practice for standard setting, and as of October 2018, SuRe® is the first infrastructure standard to be an Associate Member of ISEAL, the global membership association for credible and good practice in sustainability standards. Other members of ISEAL include FSC, Fair Trade, Better Cotton Initiative BCI, SA 8000 and others. The first certifiable version of the SuRe® Standard was released at COP23 2017. Since then, SuRe® has entered into the SuRe® Initial Implementation Phase 2018-2019 whereby projects will be assessed on all SuRe® material criteria and, if compliant, be awarded a SuRe® certification.

GIB has also developed the self-assessment tool based on the SuRe®, called The SmartScan. The SmartScan is an infrastructure self-assessment tool developed on the basis of the SuRe® Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, that provides a rapid assessment of an infrastructure project against sustainability and resilience criteria covering Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues.

SmartScan offers cities and project owners a practical and rapid way to:

  • enhance their awareness about sustainability and resilience-related good practices;
  • prepare projects for the scrutiny of financial services;
  • increase the project attractiveness for potential investment.

The SmartScan has been applied to more than 25 infrastructure projects in the sectors of Water, Energy, Transport networks, Communication technologies installations, in countries such as China, Mexico, India, Philippines, Kosovo and Ecuador, with a total CAPEX of 18 Billions USD

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Surging Seas

Sea Level Rise and Extreme Sea Level Analysis Service

This app exposes information from global climate models combined with datasets on vertical land movement on a local level, and shows this with local population density information (which clearly shows the extend of coastal cities), offering opportunities for data presentation previously unavailable to a wider audience.

The extreme sea levels analysis tool includes the latest historical storm surge data for the globe, high tide events, and sea levels changes caused by lower atmospheric pressure and severe winds during storms in climate scenarios.

Aside from the SLR tool, there are other similar tools as part of the same tool developer that analyse other indicators such as climate change scenarios and baseline data generation, drought monitoring, heat index, etc.

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