2024 OECD Infrastructure Forum

Breakout 5B - Making resilience the norm in infrastructure: lessons from Southeast Asia

Apr 10, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Auditorium Tackling climate change means radically transforming our infrastructure basis. Power generation, transport, buildings and industry make up more than 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and determine social and economic vulnerability to climate impacts. Achieving a net zero, resilient future requires to scale-up public and private investment in sustainable infrastructure, particularly in fast-growing Asia where the bulk of new infrastructure will be built in the next decade. Planning ministries play a vital role in this effort, as their long-term risk considerations and influential capacity can guide decisions across various sectors. In this session, planning ministry representatives and infrastructure experts from Southeast Asia will discuss effective practices in planning and financing infrastructure amid uncertainty, addressing how climate change resilience can be mainstreamed and promoted in a context of competing priorities. This session is organised by the OECD’s Sustainable Infrastructure Programme in Asia (SIPA), which actively supports countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and other emerging Asian economies in aligning their infrastructure systems with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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