“Pathways to Resilient Communities” Clearinghouse of Technical Resources

Decision-makers looking to protect communities against natural and manmade disasters

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released a new online toolkit, Pathways to Resilient Communities. This clearinghouse of available technical tools and resources is designed for community leaders looking to improve the built environment’s ability to respond to increasingly severe storms and other threats to vertical and horizontal infrastructure.

The toolkit summarizes the difference between codes, standards, and manuals of practice, and denotes where local leaders can take action to ensure the resources are implemented. The resource also features ASCE’s hazard-specific standards for threats to the built environment by region, including flooding, earthquakes, wind, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, and winter weather.

“Civil engineers are trusted to protect the safety and health of the public through the construction and maintenance of infrastructure systems people rely on every day,” said Maria Lehman, ASCE President. “This new toolkit will help decision-makers understand why modern codes and standards matter when improving current infrastructure and building for a more resilient future.”

© 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers.

(Source: American Society of Civil Engineers)

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American Society of Civil Engineers Centralizes Resources for Resilience

American Society of Civil Engineers Centralizes Resources for Resilience

Decision-makers looking to protect communities against natural and manmade disasters

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released a new online toolkit, Pathways to Resilient Communities. This clearinghouse of available technical tools and resources is designed for community leaders looking to improve the built environment’s ability to respond to increasingly severe storms and other threats to vertical and horizontal infrastructure.

The toolkit summarizes the difference between codes, standards, and manuals of practice, and denotes where local leaders can take action to ensure the resources are implemented. The resource also features ASCE’s hazard-specific standards for threats to the built environment by region, including flooding, earthquakes, wind, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, and winter weather.

“Civil engineers are trusted to protect the safety and health of the public through the construction and maintenance of infrastructure systems people rely on every day,” said Maria Lehman, ASCE President. “This new toolkit will help decision-makers understand why modern codes and standards matter when improving current infrastructure and building for a more resilient future.”

© 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers.

(Source: American Society of Civil Engineers)

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Climate Change Solutions Continue to Accelerate with Renewed Urgency

Climate Change Solutions Continue to Accelerate with Renewed Urgency

Continued from the previous blog post Climate Change Causing a Fundamental Reordering of Business Priorities…

Aon plc Global Media Relations

Steve Bowen, Director and Meteorologist for Aon’s Impact Forecasting team, commented: “The world continues to evolve as it is faced with new challenges around natural perils. While many private and public sector entities primarily focus on physical and human hazard risks, an increasing number of global regulative bodies are further pivoting towards how to handle emerging transitional and subsequent reputational risks. This is especially true as the financial and humanitarian risks surrounding climate-enhanced events become more evident on a daily basis. Focus at the corporate and federal levels will be critical around investments in risk mitigation, resilience, and sustainability as the landscape around climate change solutions continues to accelerate with renewed urgency.

Significant regional events during 2020 included:

  • Costliest year on record for global severe convective storms led by historic U.S. derecho
  • U.S. mainland endured a record-breaking 12 named storm landfalls, including six hurricanes
  • Super Typhoon Goni struck the Philippines as the strongest landfalling storm ever recorded globally at 195 mph
  • Ciara became Europe’s costliest windstorm since Xynthia in 2010
  • Drought conditions reduced agricultural crop yields in Brazil and Argentina, burning 30% of the Pantanal Region
  • The most widespread Yangtze River Basin floods since 1998 caused USD35 billion of economic damage in China’s monsoon season

About Aon

Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

(Source: Aon plc)

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Climate Change Causing a Fundamental Reordering of Business Priorities

Climate Change Causing a Fundamental Reordering of Business Priorities

Continued from the previous blog post Climate-Influenced Weather is Key Driver of $268B Global Damage…

Aon plc Global Media Relations

“The global response to the socioeconomic volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has increased focus on other systemic risks – particularly climate change – and is causing a fundamental reordering of business priorities. This report highlights the increasing likelihood of ‘connected extremes’ and reinforces that leading organizations of the future will be defined by their ability to manage the global implications of concurrent catastrophic events,” said Greg Case, CEO of Aon. “In a highly volatile world, risk remains ever-present, is more connected and, as a result, is also more severe – and 2020 has underscored this reality. It has also emphasized the need for enhanced collaboration between the public and private sectors, which will be essential to close the rising protection gap and build resilience against natural catastrophes.”

During the year, more than 8,000 people lost their lives due to natural catastrophes. Tropical cyclone was the costliest peril, causing more than USD78 billion in direct economic damage. It was closely followed by flooding (USD76 billion) and severe convective storm (USD63 billion). From a climate perspective, NOAA cited 2020 as the world’s second-warmest since 1880 for land and ocean temperatures at +0.98°C (+1.76°F) above the 20th-century average.

More in the next blog post about climate-influenced weather…

About Aon

Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

(Source: Aon plc)

Aon launches its global Weather, Climate & Catastrophe Insight: 2020 Annual Report

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