• International Conference On Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI) is an annual international conference by the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)
    • Disaster resilient infrastructure include vital buildings, public communal facilities, transit systems, telecommunications, and power systems that are strategically designed to withstand the impact of a natural disaster like a flood, earthquake, or wildfire.
  • It could bring down the economic cost of rebuilding the whole infrastructure after natural disasters.
  • Assist in achieving targets pertaining to a reduction in mortality due to disasters.
  • Help in non-disruption of Energy, transportation, and telecommunications for an effective post-disaster response.
  • Initiatives
    • India announced the creation of a CDRI after the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (2016).
    • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) identifies investing in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for resilience and to “build back better” in reconstruction as priorities
    • Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator Fund was announced in 2023 acts as a financial resource and is key to the success of initiatives.
    • Inclusion of the CDRI in working groups of G20.

About Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

  • A global partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, private sector, and academic and research institutions, launched in 2019 by Indian Prime Minister at UN Climate Action Summit (New York).
  • Objective: To promote resilience of infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks, thereby ensuring sustainable development.
  • Membership: Currently, it has 31 Countries (including India), 6 International Organisations and 2 private sector organisations as members.
  • HQ- New Delhi

It’ll work at intersection of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Paris Climate Agreement.

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