International Coalition of Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI)

By Charlotte Owen-Burge | August 4, 2021

Initiative overview: Founded in 2019 to accelerate the planning, design, construction and operation of safe sustainable and resilient infrastructure, the ICSI is bringing together engineers in 150 countries with the aim of making 2,000 cities more resilient by 2030, in particular in the Global South. Focus is on four action tracks, spanning finance, innovation, whole of life costs, and guidance, tools and standards.

Benefits: Members benefit from information sharing, access to innovative solutions, and cross-sectoral partnerships that will accelerate adaptation practices, primarily in cities and coastal areas. Founding members include WSP, ASCE, ASCE Foundation, ICE, GCoM and The Resilience Shift.

Geographic coverage: Americas: Canada, Chile, Columbia, Mexico, USA. Africa: Ghana, South Africa, Uganda. Europe: Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Serbia, United Kingdom. SIDS: Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica. Asia-Pacific: Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Philippines, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Case studies: This year, ICSI is launching Infrastructure Pathways, an initiative led by The Resilience Shift in partnership with Arup. Infrastructure Pathways is a resource that provides guidance on building climate-resilient infrastructure systems.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society and financial institutions.

How to join: Members are expected to pledge to a number of requirements including  implementing practical climate-resilient solutions through delivery of projects, put their relevant expertise, knowledge and time to support engineering action on climate, creating new resources and sharing best practice. No fees apply.


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