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Infrastructure For Resilient Island States (IRIS)

Infrastructure For Resilient Island States (IRIS):

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS) on sidelines of climate summit in Glasgow.

  • Infrastructure for Resilient Island States or IRIS is the first major initiative by the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) started by India in 2019.
  • IRIS seeks to operationalise the CDRI initiative.
  • It is aimed at achieving sustainable development through a systematic approach to resilient, sustainable and inclusive infrastructure in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
  • Small island states are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. As sea levels rise, they face a threat of being wiped off the map.
  • According to CDRI, several small island states have lost 9 per cent of their GDPs in single disasters during the last few years.

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