Since it is exposed to cyclones, flooding and torrential rain, and with rapid urbanisation and growth of cultivated areas, Madagascar is the 7th most vulnerable country in the world to climate change (according to IRC 2019 – global index for climate-related risks).
Sustainable development and climate change
A network of “sustainable development” specialists provides clients and in-house teams with up-to-date information, advice and assistance during project management and engineering assignments. The network ensures that a genuine circular economy approach is adopted from the project feasibility study stage through to the commissioning of a building or infrastructure and, if possible, to its deconstruction.
Artelia approaches climate change from two complementary angles: mitigation, by helping regional authorities and economic sectors to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and adaptation, by helping these same players assess their vulnerability to climate change and define suitable strategies.
The new mayor of Bordeaux began his mandate in July 2020 by declaring a climate state of emergency, confirming his intention of strengthen the climate change resilience of the territory.
Supporting the Region in the prefiguration of a "regional IPCC", a group made up of some twenty experts and scientists from the Loire region, whose mission is to deepen knowledge of the local impacts of climate change and to make proposals to improve the resilience of the territory:
Private motorway management company "Autoroutes du Sud de la France" (ASF) wants to take climate change impacts into account in the design and maintenance of its infrastructure.
Vulnerability assessment and definition of adaptation solutionsto reduce risks for harbour facilities and operations.
- Determination of development issues and climate change adaptation measures
- Identification of an investment programme
The purpose of the project is to promote sustainable low-emission growth, to decrease the effects of climate change, and to reduce the impacts on the environment of infrastructure investments in Indonesia.
AFD’s mandate to support Green and Inclusive growth in Indonesia was reinforced in May 2011 with the establishment of a unique partnership with the UK Department for International Development to promote low-carbon investments.