Enhancing Climate Services for Infrastructure (CSI)
As of: August 2019
Objective and activities
The aim of the project is that Government agencies and decision makers in developing countries use climate services for planning resilient infrastructure. Developing countries invest billions of EUR in infrastructure. However, climate change is rarely taking into account. This entails high economic risks of losses. Climate information and appropriate services (“climate services”) can mitigate these risks. For this, the project strengthens supply and demand in the market for climate services. It supports climate services of meteorological services and agencies in integrating climate risks into infrastructure planning. Cooperation partners include the German Weather Service (DWD) and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO). Furthermore, the project facilitates the dialogue among countries and between agencies, meteorologists, engineers and the private sector. Partners will also feed the results into the climate change negotiations.
State of implementation/results
- Project in implementation
- Advice on how to improve a value chain in order to apply climate information to the use of climate risk assessments. To this end, the existing range and use of climate information was surveyed. The introduction of a digital application (ClinfoMATE) to create a market for climate services is currently being tested with partners.
- Implementation of pilot climate risk assessments involving various national, local and private actors. Among others, an existing bridge in Costa Rica, a planned flood barrier in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam as well as a container terminal of a port and a power supply network of high-voltage lines for renewable energies in Brazil were evaluated.
- In 2018 experiences were discussed at the Bonn Climate Change Conference and Katowice Climate Change Conference with partners from Costa Rica, Vietnam, the DWD and the WFEO.
- Erste Ergebnisse werden 2019 nun in den politischen Dialog innerhalb und zwischen den Ländern eingebracht. Im Januar 2019 fand aus diesem Anlass das zweite „CSI Global Forum“ Treffen auf Einladung Costa Ricas statt. Das Forum diente dem Austausch und der Schaffung gemeinsamer zukünftiger Perspektiven.
- The first results will now be introduced into the political dialogue within and between the countries in 2019. In January 2019, the second "CSI Global Forum" meeting took place at the invitation of Costa Rica. The forum served as a platform for the exchange and creation of common future perspectives.
- Governments will also be advised in 2019 on the preparation of handouts and guidelines on how climate information and risk assessments can be anchored in investment planning processes, e.g. in connection with environmental impact assessments. At the same time, training measures will be carried out to improve implementation and application capacities on a permanent basis.