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International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

  • 29 Aug 2019
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The Union Cabinet has given retrospective approval for the establishment of an International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) in New Delhi.

  • The CDRI is proposed to be launched at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, USA on 23rd September 2019.
    • Being organized by the UN Secretary-General, the summit will bring together the largest number of Heads of States to generate commitments for combating the effects of climate change and resulting disasters and will provide the high-level visibility required for the CDRI.
  • The charter for the coalition will be finalized after taking inputs from potential member countries by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • Focus on disaster resilient infrastructure would simultaneously address the loss reduction targets under the Sendai Framework, address a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also contribute to climate change adaptation.

Expected Role

  • To serve as a platform where knowledge is generated and exchanged on different aspects of disaster and climate resilience of infrastructure.
  • It will create a mechanism to assist countries to upgrade their capacities and practices, with regard to infrastructure development in accordance with their risk context and economic needs.
  • It would address concerns that are common to developing and developed countries, small and large economies, countries at early and advanced stages of infrastructure development, and countries that have moderate or high disaster risk.

Source: PIB

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