Emma Howard Boyd: resilience should be a cornerstone of climate risk management
Emma Howard Boyd, chair of the UK’s environment agency has said that resilience of critical infrastructure to climate risks is a factor that needs to be understood and focused on. In a speech delivered for UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment annual forum at The Institution of Civil Engineers, Boyd said , “the Environment Agency delivers infrastructure that provides resilience to climate change. But to avoid financial climate chaos, we need all infrastructure to be more resilient. Businesses and public sector organisations should be encouraged to assess their climate risks and develop plans in response. If a local council is approving investment in new housing - or roads, or a shopping centre - they must demand that climate resilience runs through the veins of the project.