Climate Resilient Infrastructure

Infrastructure by its very nature, and often by design, is vulnerable to the impacts associated with climate change. ‘Climate resilient’ infrastructure can safeguard and strengthen developing countries’ economic growth from current and future climate impacts.

Building on 20 years of innovative advice in infrastructure development and reform, our approach to climate resilient infrastructure is known for being locally-tailored, adaptable and always context-specific. Our expertise spans future-proofing some of Africa’s largest and most dynamic cities, to developing sustainable, small-scale water infrastructure to build climate resilience among Southern Africa Development Community’s rural poor.

We understand that a wide variety of players are involved in the design and implementation of climate resilient infrastructure – government ministries, municipal authorities, intergovernmental organisations, businesses and, most importantly, users. We are known for our ability to build effective coalitions and transboundary cooperation as a means of fostering regional integration and sustainable management of shared resources.

We develop strategies and implement interventions that support governments, public and private institutions, and local communities to plan, invest in, and deliver infrastructure, which embeds climate considerations into its designs. Our services are demand driven and include: infrastructure development and implementation, policy advice, institutional reform and strengthening, and mobilisation of innovative infrastructure financing mechanisms.