Nature-based solutions for infrastructure resilience
Acclimatise's Amanda Rycerz presents the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) flagship publication “Development in the Americas” which this year focuses on ways to improve the region’s infrastructure development to build resilience to climate change and its impacts. The report, “From Structures to Services: A New Vision for Infrastructure”, outlines a path to improve infrastructure services and manage fundamental challenges to achieve higher sustainability, affordability and quality in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
Acclimatise co-authored chapter 8 of the report “Back to Nature: Alternatives to Concrete and Steel” which looks at the effectiveness of natural and combined natural-grey infrastructure compared to traditional approaches. The chapter explores six types of Natural Infrastructure (NI); coral reefs, mangroves, forests, constructed wetlands, green roofs and green spaces, across four geophysical settings; marine, coastal, terrestrial, and urban. The chapter discusses the efficacy of NI, cost-effectiveness, and also barriers and enablers to implementation.
Download the report: bit.ly/FromStructuresToServices