• Infrastructure is the cornerstone of societal progress, enabling economic growth, public health, safety, and environmental protection. Disruption to critical infrastructure can have far-reaching implications for EU security and the well-being of its citizens.
  • Conventional climate risk assessments are not designed to address the complexities of critical infrastructure and their system interdependencies. Climate risk storylines can effectively illustrate the progression and propagation of risks.
  • The risk assessment compelled by the EU legislations enhances the scope of climate risk assessments, offering potential improvements for financial and strategic evaluations. However, it also presents challenges in ensuring consistency and compatibility across assessments.

Read the policy brief here.