PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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The cost of no action in Climate Change in the Americas

Tuesday - 16:30 - 18:00

THEME

Finance

ROOM

Room 10

DESCRIPTION

[OS-RP-35]

The identification of the impacts of climate change and its inclusion in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure is a key element for resilience increase. Evidence indicates that the consideration of the impacts of climate change in the construction or reconstruction of infrastructure reduces its vulnerability and increases its useful life, with additional costs that are generally less than those of repairing or reconstructing. For instance, a global analysis on the economic costs associated with climate change impacts on transportation infrastructure shows the advantages of a strategy where resilience to climate change is considered from the initial phases of the design and construction.

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Conveners: GWP
Shanta King
kingsh@caribank.org; celiab@IADB.ORG"