Sustainable Resilient Energy Infrastructure

April 7, 2015 • 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT

Managing Growing Cities

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted Peter Evans, President for the Center for Global Enterprise, Amos Avidan, Senior Vice President and Manager of Engineering and Technology, with Bechtel, Jan Vrins, Managing Director at Navigant, and David Rodgers, Senior Climate Change Specialist for Climate and Chemicals with the Global Environment Facility, to discuss sustainable energy infrastructure. Natural disasters, resource constraints and new patterns of urbanization and development require companies and governments to plan for energy and other related infrastructure to be both resilient and sustainable. Panelists addressed strategies for deploying sustainable resilient infrastructure in a variety of locations around the world, from the pre-existing well-built environments to infrastructure deficient regions, with a focus on highly urbanized communities. Sarah O. Ladislaw, Director and Senior Fellow with the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, moderated.

This event is part of the CSIS Global Sustainability Series, which investigates the role of the private sector in engaging with the U.S. government, host governments, and NGOs to help address some of the world’s most complex global sustainable development issues.

This series is made possible by support from the Bechtel Corporation.

Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program