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Expert Workshop on Investment in Climate-Resilient Infrastructure: Getting the Policies Right

 

This workshop took place on 24 February 2016 and discussed how public policy can be used to facilitate climate-resilient infrastructure, based on the experiences of practitioners, government officials and other experts. It focused on national policies and initiatives in OECD and emerging economies, and aimed to identify emerging examples of good practice, implementation challenges and evidence gaps.

Presentations 

Introduction to the workshop and round-up of OECD work by Michael Mullan (OECD)


Session 1- How owners, operators and investors in infrastructure are understanding and managing infrastructure’s exposure to climate change

  • Greg Lowe, Executive Director of the Capital Science & Policy Practice, Willis
  • Nancy Saich, Senior Technical Adviser in Environment, Climate & Social Office, European Investment Bank
  • Martin Schoenberg, Head of EU Policy, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
  • Jean-Yves Caneill, Head of Climate Policy, EDF
  • Andrea Baschi, Environment advisor, International Union of Railways


Session 2- How to create an enabling policy environment for a climate-resilient infrastructure

  • George Paunescu, Adaptation Unit in Climate Action DG, European Commission
  • Nicci Russell, Strategy and Planning Director, Ofwat
  • Seth Vaughn, Environment & Science Advisor, US Department of State
  • Maarten van der Vlist, Next Generation Infrastructures 2.0
  • Marta Modelewska, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change team, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

 

FURTHER READING

 

  • OECD programme on adaptation to climate change

POLICY PERSPECTIVES: ADAPTING TO THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

ContactS

For more information, please contact Michael Mullan and Lola Vallejo, OECD Environment Directorate.

 

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