The Role of Green, Blue and Gray Infrastructure in Reducing Disaster Risk

17 May 2019
  11:00 - 12:30
CICG - Room 4    View map
Organizer(s)
UNDRR
Contact
Abhilash (pandaa@un.org); Animesh (animesh.kumar@un.org)
Participation:
Public
Primary floor language:
English
Interpretation:
Yes [AR, ZH, EN, FR, RU, ES]
Live Broadcast:
No
Accessible:
Yes
International Sign:
No
CART:
Yes
Remote Participation:
Yes

The concept and practice of resilient infrastructure provides a concrete measure to achieve the objectives of risk-informed development, as enshrined in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Green, blue and grey infrastructure form key components of critical infrastructure and demonstrate application of ecosystem-based adaptation and DRR.

However, the conceptualization of these infrastructure sets, assessment of their benefits and scaling up implementation remains a challenge. This working session will promote an informed dialogue on this topic and discuss ways to better align or complement green, blue and grey infrastructure investments. Participants will discuss comparative advantages of evenly developing these infrastructure components, through concrete examples, and explore optimal benefits arising. Monitoring of their role and status, using Sendai Framework Targets (c) and (d), and different means to overcome the lack of data and feasibility perceptions discussed.

Moderator:

Ms Radhika Murti, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Speakers:

Mr Carlo Scapozza, Head of Flood Protection Section, Hazard Prevention Division, Federal Office for the Environment FOEN, Switzerland

Mr. Ricardo L. Calderon, OIC Assistant Secretary for Staff Bureaus Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines

Ms. Laure Tourjansky, Head of the Natural and Hydraulic Risks Department, General Directorate for Risk Prevention, Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, France

Ms. Dilanthi Amaratunga, Professor of Disaster Resilience, Head, Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfeld

Ms. Katharina Schneider-Roos, CEO, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation