The Asia Pacific region is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, and at the same time the region is increasingly exposed to the risks of climate change. Hence, substantial investments are needed in order to reduce carbon emissions and enhance resilience in the region's largest urban areas.
In order to invest efficiently in reducing carbon emissions and increasing resilience in the fast growing urban areas in the region, Asian Development Bank has engaged Ramboll to commission a comprehensive study. The study should give an overview of relevant options within urban infrastructure development along with identification of associated costs and benefits in cities with current populations of 750,000 or more.
As the case requires, Ramboll has taken an integrated approach and set a strong team including experts from a range of its business divisions, including Water, Energy, Transport, Management Consulting and Environment & Health. This team will be working closely together with CLIMsystems, a provider of advanced software systems for assessing impacts and adaptations to climate variability, based in New Zealand.
"This is a very interesting project that allows us to really utilize our strong multidisciplinary platform in order to deliver high-end consultancy within the area of resilience and climate adaptation," says Christian Nyerup Nielsen, climate resilience specialist and Service Line Lead, Climate Adaption, in Ramboll Water.