Why making infrastructure climate-adapted and resilient will help meet the SDGs

The second instalment in CBI’s briefing series that explores the synergies between climate change, green bonds and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Climate change action will be critical to meet the full set of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a long-lasting manner.

The first instalment in this briefing series, “Green bonds as a bridge to the SDGs”, set out the basic link between climate action, the SDGs and the green bond market, highlighting the alignment of investments in green bonds with SDGs 6,7,9,11,13 and 15.


Key takeaways:

  • Integrating climate adaptation and resilience across all infrastructure investment is necessary to meet the UN SDGs.
  • Green bonds and other thematic bonds can connect assets to investors. Particularly for water (SDG6), energy (SDG7), transport and buildings (SDG9), sustainable cities (SDG11), climate action (SDG13) and life on land (SDG15).
  • Clear definitions and disclosure on climate adaptation and resilience is required, across all sectors and all thematic bonds - green bonds, SDG-bonds, sustainability bonds, ESG-bonds and social bonds.

Download the full briefing here.