Consistent standards, codes, guidance documents and rating systems (collectively “standards”) underpin efforts to ensure that infrastructure is resilient to climate change.
There is now a critical window of opportunity for mainstreaming climate resilience into standards, building on the progress that has already been made. Achieving significant integration will equire the collaboration of a broad range of stakeholders, from international and national organizations to citizens, from public and private financial institutions to academia.
This report for discussion is intended to catalyse mainstreaming by providing a stock take of the
ways in which existing standards consider climate risks, resilience and adaptation. Five recommendations (Figure 1) to strengthen the enabling environment for climate-resilient infrastructure are the outcome of this analysis.