Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Infrastructure: Circular Economy Approaches for Disaster Mitigation and Recovery

  • 2021/04/28     Dresden, Germany

    By Serena Caucci and Zeynep Ozkul

    Rapid urbanisation is a key driving factor for developing safe and environmentally sustainable infrastructure technologies. With 68 per cent of the world’s population projected to live in urban areas by 2030, the question of how to provide the infrastructure that can cope with the growing population amid the rising threats of climate change and environmental disasters has become a question to be addressed urgently.

    For many countries, the fundamental challenge is to increase the resilience of infrastructure systems to manage the risk of climate change that intensifies the frequency and severity of natural disasters. As the largest economy in Southeast Asia, Indonesia’s infrastructure needs have soared in the last decade. Indonesia seeks to keep up with robust economic growth and cope with the increasing risks of disasters that threaten livelihoods and ecosystems in various regions of the country. But to maintain growth and social progress, efforts to fill the infrastructure gaps need to be strengthened in the country.

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