Infrastructure and water strategies for climate compatible development
This event was held on 5th October 2011 from 18:00 to 19:30 at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
This event launched two recent reports that discuss the role of the infrastructure sector in meeting the challenge of climate change in the developing world: ‘Climate compatible development in the infrastructure sector’ and 'Climate change and WASH [Water, Sanitation and Hygiene]: A Scoping Study.
Lily Ryan-Collins -Infrastructure Advisor, DFID and former EAP Programme Officer(during report authorship).
Dr Alexis Nzahabwanimana - Minister of State in Charge of Transport, Rwandan Government (by video conference)
Roger Calow - Head of Programme, Water Policy, ODI
Peter Newborne - Research Associate, ODI
Karen Ellis - Head of Programme, Private Sector and Markets, ODI
Speaking at the launch event former EAP Programme Officer Lily Ryan-Collins said: “Climate change has created opportunities as well as challenges in the infrastructure sector in the developing world, and it is important that developing country governments are aware of these opportunities and are supported in taking advantage of them through demand-led programmes. Opportunities include access to new sources of finance from donors and carbon markets, the creation of green jobs, and synergies between climate change activities and developmental priorities.”
Details of the event can be found in the ODI website.
Date Published: October 11, 2011
Source: Engineers Against Poverty