CDRI Unveils Groundbreaking GIRI Platform for Disaster-Resilient Infrastructure at COP28

CDRI’s GIRI Platform Marks a Milestone in Infrastructure Risk Modeling and Resilience Planning

Today, The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), based in New Delhi, unveiled its groundbreaking GIRI platform at COP28 in Dubai. GIRI stands as the first publicly accessible, fully probabilistic risk model for infrastructure assets, addressing major geological and climate-related hazards.

The GIRI Data Platform’s ‘Map Viewer’ empowers users to explore hazard layers across various return periods and climate scenarios. This platform allows users to create bespoke models predicting changes in vulnerability and capacities over time, aiding in estimating the benefits and returns of investing in disaster-resilient infrastructure (DRI).

Amit Prothi, Director General of CDRI, expressed pride in launching GIRI, emphasizing its role in helping governments understand contingent liabilities, informing national infrastructure strategies, and plans to reduce risk and enhance resilience.

GIRI’s impact spans sectors such as power and energy, transport, telecommunications, water and wastewater, ports and airports, oil and gas, health, and education, assessing risks related to earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, floods, cyclonic winds, storm surges, and drought.

As part of its COP28 initiatives, CDRI also introduced DRI Connect, a digital stakeholder engagement platform, and unveiled a Global Methodology for Infrastructure Resilience Review. CDRI further established Communities of Practice on Heat and Resilient Infrastructure for Energy Transition. The upcoming launch of CDRI’s Urban Infrastructure Resilience Strategy at COP28 signifies a significant stride toward enhancing city infrastructure resilience. GIRI datasets are available for free download, fostering accessibility for those at risk and supporting the development of national infrastructure policies and standards.