Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on September 23 announced a global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). He announced this at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 held in New York City, USA.
- It will promote the resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks, thereby ensuring sustainable development.
- Its vision is to reduce infrastructure losses from disasters, including extreme climate events.
- It has been established as a platform which will generate and exchange knowledge.
- It will conduct country-specific and global activities.
- It will provide member countries technical support and capacity development, research and knowledge management, and advocacy and partnerships to facilitate and encourage investment in disaster resilient infrastructure systems.
Remember This: CDRI will uphold the UN Agenda 2030 principle of leaving no one, no place, and no ecosystem behind, focusing on the most vulnerable regions and populations, while enabling inclusive and deliberative processes that recognize national and local efforts as primal.