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Guidance International Union for Conservation of Nature

IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

Guidance to aid in the design of nature-based solutions that helps ensure designers consider each of a number of key aspects.

Guidance ASCE

Climate-resilient infrastructure: Adaptive design and risk management

Sets out in detail approaches to design with the observational method and adaptable design solutions.


Guidance United Nations

Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Options

This publication provides an introduction to a range of different assessment approaches and methodologies and shares best practices and lessons learned. It builds upon activities and contributions from the Nairobi work programme and its partners

Guidance NSW Government

Guidelines for Resilience in Infrastructure Planning: Natural Hazards

While focused on New South Wales, this document provides applicable high-level guidance to all those undertaking infrastructure planning to ensure infrastructure developments deliver appropriate levels of resilience. It includes information on how to embed consideration of resilience into decision making — through the identification, planning, and prioritization of policies and projects.

Guidance Hoover Institution

Ready for Tomorrow: Seven Strategies for Climate Resilient Infrastructure

These seven strategies were extracted from the work of leaders from across infrastructure sectors and disciplines. These strategies are fundamental concepts that should drive the design, funding, and building of climate-resilient infrastructure. If broadly applied, they can produce robust and sustainable infrastructure, more cost-effective investments, and reliable services.

Guidance World Bank

Lifelines: The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity

Building on practical examples and relevant literature, Lifelines provides a framework for assessing and strengthening the resilience of infrastructure to natural shocks. The report offers policy- and decision-makers, as well as other relevant stakeholders, five recommendations and actionable tasks to improve resilience.

Guidance World Bank

The Adaptation Principles: A Guide for Designing Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

The Adaptation Principles, produced for the World Bank, offer guidance on effective climate change adaptation, through effective adaptation strategies at the national level. Using tools and actions to guide the design, implementation and monitoring of strategies, the guide offers insight into needs identification and prioritization.

Guidance UNDP

Paving the Way for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure, San Salvador: United Nations Development Programme

Based on the outcome of the Conference on Strategies for Adapting Public and Private Infrastructure to Climate Change (El Salvador, 2010), this guidance document provides policy- and decision-makers in developing countries with insights into the benefits of making infrastructure resilient to climate change. It guides relevant government actors on the design and implementation of actions to address climate change, reduce risks and reduce poverty.

Guidance OECD

Climate-resilient infrastructure: Getting the policies right

Vallejo & Mullan’s OECD Environmental Working Paper outlines a framework for national policy- and decision-makers. The framework provides guidance aimed at ensuring new and existing infrastructure is resilient to the changing climate.


Building Urban Climate Change Resilience: A Toolkit for Local Governments

The ICLEI ACCCRN Process includes a toolkit that enables local governments to assess their climate risks in the context of urbanization, poverty and vulnerability and formulate corresponding resilience strategies. It is applicable to both Phase 1 and 2 of the infrastructure lifecycle