The ‘Financial Case’ of Resilient Infrastructure: Integrating Disaster and Climate Risks into Infrastructure Investment Decisions

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    23/09/2021 - 14:00
    India, Delhi
    23/09/2021 - 15:15

While the first dialogue ‘Disaster Risk Finance for Public Infrastructure Assets in the Developing World: Opportunities and Challenges’ held on 14 July 2021 discussed key questions regarding the design,

scope, and viability of risk financing schemes for public infrastructure in developing countries, the second dialogue will explore the practical aspects of infrastructure investment decision-making and deliberate upon making a strong financial case for investing in resilient infrastructure.

The dialogue, planned in collaboration with InsuResilience Global Partnership and Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI), will attempt to address several key questions on physical climate risks to

private investments and how businesses and institutional investors can better measure, understand and appreciate such risks to support development of resilient infrastructure.

The recording will be available shortly HERE


Key questions to be discussed at the Dialogue are:

  • How critical is the role of private sector in supporting the large-scale public infrastructure investment plans of the governments?
  • How do we integrate physical climate risks into investment decisions? How do we price the physical climate risks in business transactions? What are the specific challenges?
  • How transitional and reputational risks influence businesses to address climate change?
  • How can businesses be incentivized to invest in resilient infrastructure? What is expected from the government?
  • How can businesses leverage the opportunities associated with investments in climate and disaster resilient infrastructure for their profitability and long-term resilience?