Climate Resilient Infrastructure Report: a Focus on Nature

2023 – International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure

Issue 2 of the Climate Resilient Infrastructure series takes a closer look at nature-positive infrastructure that is rooted in an approach that builds with nature, as opposed to around it, and in turn, works to halt and reverse nature loss.

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are a key tool for implementing nature-positive infrastructure. NbS have been shown to advance both climate mitigation and adaptation efforts and more recently, they have been recognised as a tool for enhancing climate-resilient infrastructure.

This publication by the ICSI seeks to highlight the relationship between climate-resilient infrastructure and nature and showcase projects that incorporate natural elements in their planning, design, processes, or materials and/or that positively impact natural ecosystems. It emphasises the socio-economic and environmental outcomes delivered by this type of approach, helping to articulate the value of these solutions, and advocating for their adoption, prioritisation, and implementation.

This issue includes a case study of the St. George Rainway Project in Vancouver, B.C. (page 58).

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