Monday, April 19 | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CDT (12:30 PM – 1:00 PM EDT)
Duration: 30 min
Description: World Climate Forum Asia (WCF Asia) 2020 will bring together key climate and industry stakeholders in exploring new opportunities in the fast growing Asia Pacific market. The Forum will focus on ways the public and private sector can innovate, collaborate and scale local and international solutions to navigate Asia’s transition to a clean economy. The key drivers highlighted across the sessions are finance, policy, innovation and partnerships.
Building Sustainability – Strengthening the Case for Climate Resilient Infrastructure
As buildings become more and more affected by the physical impacts of climate variability and change, they also can play an essential role in adapting to create resilience to those impacts. Climate-resilient infrastructure must be planned, designed, built and operated in a way that anticipates, prepares for, and adapts to changing climate conditions. This session will focus on how climate-resilient new and existing infrastructure should be prioritised, and the actions required from both the public and private sector to implement the required changes. What are the remaining challenges and proven good approaches to strengthening infrastructure to become climate-resilient?
Host(s): Rebecca Mikula-Wright, Cristina Gamboa, Justin Wu
Participant(s): Dr. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Marco Lambertini, Bamban Susantono Sengupta, Tom Howes, Allen Ge, Subbu Kanakasabapathy, Juliette Macresy, Shalini Singh, Tony Cripps