We are pleased to invite you to yet another exciting pre-conference webinar on the 29th of June, 3 PM IST. Below is a brief background note to whet your appetite!
India is a highly climate vulnerable country, with increasing frequency and intensity of climate related natural disasters, having significant adverse impact on the economy and development of the country. This vulnerability to climate events along with the vulnerability to slow onset climate change processes like sea level rise and desertification, necessitates an urgent prioritization of adaptation and resilience building
This challenge further extends to building resilience in the infrastructure of developing economies. Infrastructure resilience, being a cross-sectoral issue, requires the participation of a range of economic actors – including the national and sub-national governments, development organizations, financial institutes, and most importantly – the private sector. However, the role of the private sector has been minimally leveraged in this area. Adapting and building resilience in infrastructure assets is necessary for the private sector, considering the evident impacts and physical risks of climate change related events on business activities.
With the context of these barriers, through this panel discussion, we seek to develop a better understanding of priority measures required to address these barriers and to plan a roadmap for enhancing private sector financing for building climate resilient infrastructure. A detailed agenda to the event is attached herewith.
The tentative agenda for the webinar series can be found here
AF 2020: Mobilizing the Private Sector for Developing Resilient Infrastructure in India