The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Nature-based approaches to sustainable and resilient infrastructure development

The Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum is the flagship event of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), and the primary platform for knowledge sharing and learning amongst adaptation practitioners in the region. The sixth edition of the Forum will be held from 17 to 19 October 2018 at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Manila, jointly hosted by the Governments of the Philippines and Palau, and the Asian Development Bank. The Forum will focus on learning from actions towards climate-resilient development.

On Thursday of the three-day forum, the Asian Development Bank is convening a session on "Nature-based approaches to sustainable and resilient infrastructure development." AGWA's Coordinator will give a keynote presentation, which will be followed by a panel discussion that includes numerous AGWA members and collaborators. This session falls within the broader stream of "Resilience of industry and the built environment."

When: 11:00-12:30 (GMT+8); Thursday 18 October
Where: Manila, Philippines
How to Participate: Click here for the APAN Forum

Nature-based approaches to sustainable and resilient infrastructure development
This session aims to share experiences and lessons learned from the application of NBS to promote investments in sustainable infrastructure and nature capital. The findings from relevant projects and studies, conducted in Asia-Pacific and beyond, will be presented with special attention to NBS implementation. Following keynote presentation, the discussions will focus on the applicability, efficacy, and replicability of this kind of ecosystem approach. Potential infrastructure projects with a combination of NBS/GI will also be discussed. The expected outputs from the session include a better understanding of the requirements for and project designs with the use of NBS as part of infrastructure projects.