As part of its series of DRI Dialogues, CDRI is hosting a dialogue on ‘Disaster Resilience of Hydrogen Infrastructure’ which will engage with stakeholders across countries planning investments in hydrogen infrastructure for clean energy. This session will reflect on the following questions:
1. As countries and private actors plan new hydrogen infrastructure for the coming decades, how do they ensure the safety and reliability against the physical impacts of disasters and climate change? What resilience measures are currently being planned or need to be planned?
2. Building resilience of new infrastructure will require the capacity building of different stakeholders, setting new policies, developing new standards and designing certification systems. How can governments, the private sector, MDBs and International Organizations support this process?
3. How can countries and the private sector embed disaster risk financing as a core feature in hydrogen infrastructure development? What are innovative financial instruments required to safeguard these investments? How can the insurance sector play a more prominent role in building resilience?