OECD COP26 Virtual Pavilion

Building Infrastructure Resilience and Strengthening Maintenance

Nov 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


From G20 to COP: The path towards a green recovery. The magnitude and urgency of the climate change challenge require a new holistic public governance approach to infrastructure and public spending to make the climate transition happen. Governing green implies the mobilisation of all public policy and expenditure tools for an effective green transition. Choices made on infrastructure systems and public expenditures will be critical for achieving net-zero carbon emissions in the next decades, for halting the dramatic loss in biodiversity and making infrastructure more resilient, today. Last week, G20 leaders endorsed the G20 Policy Agenda on Infrastructure Maintenance, acknowledging that resilient, properly funded, well maintained and optimally managed systems are essential to preserving infrastructure assets over their life cycles. They also committed to scaling up and encouraging the implementation of Nature-based Solutions or Ecosystem-based Approaches as valuable tools that provide economic, social, climate and environmental benefits. With COP26 meetings underway, this webinar will explore current proposals and actions needed to build infrastructure resilience and ensure a green recovery. Speakers will offer insights into new technologies and nature-based solutions for infrastructure drawn from the G20 report Building Resilience developed by the OECD and recent work from T20 and CDRI-Resilience Shift.

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