New Knowledge Products on Climate Resilience Now Available

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CDIA has recently published five knowledge products designed to inform city governments and urban development practitioners on how to better integrate climate resilience into urban infrastructure development, and the various adaptation solutions that can be implemented in cities.

“As climate change poses substantial risks to urban infrastructure projects, it is imperative for our local counterparts to be guided on how to mainstream climate resilience into infrastructure development,” says CDIA Program Manager Ramon Abracosa. “The knowledge products, replete with practical information, tools, templates, and case studies, will help ensure that the planned infrastructure projects are effective throughout their planned operational lifespan,” he adds.

In partnership with Climate and Resilience Hub, WTW, CDIA produced the following knowledge products:


Interactive Toolkit: Incorporating Climate Resilience into Project Design

This toolkit provides practical guidance to incorporate climate resilience into project design across a 4-step process: identifying risk management, evaluating risk management, developing adaptation pathways, and mainstreaming adaptation. It also offers easy-to-use tools and templates, and actual experiences on the ground. 

Briefing Note: Flooding and Stormwater Management

Flooding is undermining resilience in many cities. This note provides practical information on the importance of managing flood risk, and some of the potential adaptation options that can help build resilience.

Briefing Note: Solid Waste Management

Cities with inadequate solid waste management systems are at high risk from climate change impacts. This note provides information on the importance of managing solid waste, and the potential mitigation and adaptation options that can improve urban resilience.


Briefing Note: Urban Renewal

Cites face development challenges such as lack of basic services and infrastructure, poverty, and environmental degradation, among others. This briefing note details the value of climate-resilient urban renewal efforts in the face of climate change, and some potential adaptation options for cities. 


Briefing Note: Private Sector Finance for Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Cities

The private sector can help cities meet their infrastructure needs. This note provides information on climate fund flows, and sources of private finance that can help cities build resilience and enable a low-carbon development.

CDIA has used these materials in delivering two resilience training workshops in December 2021 for selected cities in the Philippines, Indonesia, Tajikistan, Nepal, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyz Republic. Said workshops focused on adaptation strategies relevant to water supply, stormwater management, wastewater management, mobility and urban renewal projects; and the ways by which the cities can mainstream adaptation and systemic resilience in infrastructure project preparation.

The development of the knowledge products was made possible with support from Agence Française de Développement and Expertise France to help CDIA develop and mainstream climate tools for cities.

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