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Building Resilient Infrastructure: How to Create Strong and Adaptable Transportation Systems

A Guide to Building Resilient Infrastructure

The Building Resilient Infrastructure toolkit explores how to create strong and adaptable transportation systems while recognizing that transportation both contributes to and is affected by climate change. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from all modes of transportation contribute to climate change, just as sea level rise and extreme weather events resulting from climate change affect transportation, disrupting networks and degrading infrastructure.

Governments have an important role to play in achieving deep GHG emission reductions and building resilience to the impacts of climate change. This Toolkit explores how climate change affects transportation infrastructure. It provides information about how governments can assess the vulnerability of their transportation infrastructure and systems to the impacts of climate change, and identify and implement adaptation strategies to make their transportation system more resilient to climate change impacts. 

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Last updated: Tuesday, December 5, 2023