Establishment of a Climate Resilient Local Infrastructure Centre (CReLIC)

Establishment of a Climate Resilient Local Infrastructure Centre (CReLIC)

Climate, Environment and Biodiversity

Client: LGED

Period: 07.2020 – 07.2024

Country: Bangladesh



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.



Project description


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:

  • Establishment of a data, information and knowledge management system for the collection, systematisation, exchange, training and matching of climate scenarios and site conditions with infrastructure designs, standards and guidelines.
  • Review and adaptation of technical standards, procedures and guidelines for the climate-resilient further development of relevant instruments, including the implementation of pilot projects on climate proofing and climate impact assessment. This will be used, among others, to develop recommendations for project planning, review and approval within the framework of national investment planning.
  • Mainstreaming of climate change resilience for the dissemination of adapted infrastructure solutions within and outside LGED. Participatory conceptualisation & implementation of an action plan, including involvement of change agents, development of a training offer & exchange platforms as well as incentives for climate resilient innovation.
  • Institutionalisation of CReLIC: From the analysis of institutionalisation options to the actual institutional design to business development, human resources and financial planning and the establishment of SOPs + rules and regulations.