Disaster and Climate Impact of Investments in Infrastructure
Climate proofing is a process that integrates climate change mitigation and adaptation measures into the development of infrastructure projects. Currently, there are no climate proofing methodologies applied to the infrastructure projects in the energy sector in India. A detailed climate proofing study was conducted in close collaboration with the technical experts from Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) to assess the climate proofing of 11 kV agriculture feeders in flood affected regions of Uttar Pradesh and LT lines through underground cabling in Odisha, by applying the EU methodology for climate proofing.
This study aims at providing relevant insights in what it means to apply the climate proofing methodology outside of the EU, with possible India specific recommendations and lessons, as well as possible recommendations for the replicability in other countries.
This report summarizes the findings from application of EU’s climate proofing methodology in these two Indian power sector projects implemented in two separate states – Orissa and Uttar Pradesh – facing diverse climate risks. This study report also highlights specific findings and recommendations on developing an Indian approach for future proofing the infrastructure investments.