A System-Wide Approach for Infrastructure Resilience: Technical Note

Publication | January 2021

This technical note is a call for action to improve how climate-related financial risks are considered in infrastructure planning and investments.

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Climate change is affecting infrastructure investments worldwide, leading to asset value losses, higher operating costs, and reduced economic benefits. Co-published by ADB and the Global Center on Adaptation, this technical note emphasizes that the evaluation of climate-related financial risks need to be broadened to include the planning, delivery, and management of national infrastructure plans. It was produced as an input to the Global Commission on Adaptation’s Climate Adaptation Summit 2021.


  • Executive Summary
  • Section 1. Infrastructure Needs for Changing Climate in the 21st Century
  • Section 2. Economic Implications of Climate Change Impacts on Infrastructure
  • Section 3. Toward a Systems Approach to Managing the Climate Risks on Infrastructure

Additional Details

  • Climate change
  • Strengthening policies, governance, and capacities
  • Promoting climate resilient development
  • Finance sector development
  • Infrastructure and housing financing
  • Private sector development
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • 38
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS2100017-2
  • 978-92-9262-692-1 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-693-8 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9262-694-5 (ebook)

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