Duncan Ecclestone, Country Manager UK
The climate emergency means we are facing more extreme weather events and that, together with other natural and human-induced hazards, threatens our infrastructure and the natural environment. Floods and landslides are becoming more frequent and of greater magnitude and consequence. Earthquakes pose major hazards in many parts of the world. At the same time, much of our infrastructure is ageing, deteriorating and becoming more fragile. Our built and natural environment needs the ability to withstand extreme shocks and stresses, to be adapted for changing conditions, and significant interventions are needed to ensure recovery from extreme and frequent events.