Climate, Environment and Biodiversity
Period: 07.2020 – 07.2024
Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change ranking in the 7th place of Germanwatch’s 2020 Climate Risk Index. The baseline trends are characterised by (1st) the increasingly tangible effects of climate change in terms of floods and cyclones causing serious losses of human lives and damages to the socioeconomic infrastructure, which (2nd) leads to a growing demand for public expenditures in infrastructures to protect lives and assets, which (3rd) makes it necessary to reduce the sensitivity (susceptibility to harm) of infrastructures through (4th) systematically integrating climate resilience in infrastructure planning, operations & maintenance in order to enhance adaptative capacity.
The Establishment of CReLIC is the first component of the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Mainstreaming (CRIM) project implemented by the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) of Bangladesh. It counts with co-funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and KfW. The objective of CReLIC is the systematic integration of climate change adaptation into decision-making regarding infrastructure planning, supervision and maintenance at LGED in Bangladesh.
CReLIC is conceived as a centre of excellence and knowledge hub that collects, processes and provides data, information and knowledge on climate-resilient infrastructures to LGED engineers and exchanges with relevant national and international research institutions. The Centre – aimed to be established as a permanent institution – will bridge the gap between the increasingly diverse and competent landscape of think tanks and academic institutions providing infrastructure-oriented policy advice and climate adaptation research in Bangladesh.
Services for the Establishment of CReLIC are provided by a joint venture of AMBERO Consulting Gesellschaft mbH, Como Consult GmbH and Training & Technology Transfer Ltd. Services are structures along four work packages linked to the main outcomes: