Enhancing Climate Services for Infrastructure Investments (CSI)
As of: January 2020
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 „climate services“ can mitigate these risks. The project thus 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. The project improves climate information and tests digital applications to create a market for climate services, assesses climate risks (e.g. for bridge, barrage, power grid) and establishes guidelines to mainstream climate risk assessments in investment planning at national level.
State of implementation/results
- Project in implementation
- Advice on how to improve the value chain in order to apply climate information to the use of climate risk assessments. 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.
- 6/2019: official GIZ side event and CSI-WMO side event at SB50 in Bonn
- 2019: Practical results of the risk analyzes can already be used partially for concrete adaptation planning. In addition, the CSI project partners (policy makers) have been advised in 2019 regarding the preparation of guidance documents and guidelines on how climate information and risk assessments can be integrated into investment planning processes, e.g. via mainstreaming into environmental impact assessments at national level. At the same time, training measures were implemented to permanently improve implementation and application capacities.