This course will provide an overview of infrastructure sustainable finance and resilience investing with particular attention to projects and assets in the road sector. Global markets are currently evolving in response to consumer demand for better environmental and social governance, as well as proactively responding to climate change and decarbonization as addressed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
IRF held a practitioner-driven seminar on "Road System Resilience to Climate Change & Extreme Weather Events" in Goyang, Korea, on November 15-17, 2017.
Action is needed to diagnose systemic weaknesses and adapt transport systems to withstand expected climate impacts such as changes in rainfall, flooding, and sea-level rise as well as extreme weather events. This requires a better understanding of existing vulnerability assessment tools, cost-effective engineering measures and technologies all designed to ensure robustness, redundancy and resilience are designed into road networks.