October 14th, 2.15pm. "Lifelines, The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity", presented by Stephane Hallegatte, Lead Economist at the World Bank.
"Lifelines, The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity", presented by Stephane Hallegatte, Lead Economist at the World Bank.
Millions of people, especially in low- and middle-income countries, are facing the consequences of unreliable electricity grids, inadequate water and sanitation systems, and over-strained transport networks. From floods and storms to earthquakes and landslides, natural hazards magnify the challenges faced by these fragile systems. The report lays out a framework for understanding infrastructure resilience — the ability of infrastructure systems to function and meet users’ needs during and after a natural hazard — and makes an economic case for building more resilient infrastructure.
About the author:
Stephane Hallegatte is a Lead Economist at the World Bank with 15 years of experience in academic research in environmental economics and climate science. Most recently, he led the World Bank Reports “Unbreakable, Building Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disaster” and “Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty”, and was team leader for the World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan