Working Group 1
Implementing climate resilience measures in industry

Climate change and its consequences are expected to pose risks to business operations and companies’ assets. Therefore, the manufacturing industries in developing countries and emerging economies, especially those exposed to climate change, have to consider climate risks in their operations. However, insufficient policy incentives, lack of capacity and funding hinder private investments in climate adaptation. In this regard, governments have a role to play in establishing enabling regulatory frameworks to overcome barriers for private investments in climate resilience measures in local industries.

The working group aims to explore policy options and develop solutions for the establishment of climate-resilient value chains with a special focus on local industries in developing countries and emerging economies.

About the Working Group

A selected group of practitioners from governments and the private sector, representing various countries from developing and emerging economies formed the Working Group in 2016. Over the past months they jointly developed concrete prototypes aiming at initiating a process of change in their respective organization as well as policy briefs capturing the main findings within the focal area.

Meet the participants of the Working Group.


The following prototypes and policy briefs are being developed by PDCI core group participants of this working group:


Private Sector Adaptation to Climate Change (PSACC)
by Yazid Ouahmane, Project Manager in the Regional Center of Investment of Souss Massa, Morocco

Integrated Climate Resilience, Energy and Environmental Management for Industry (ICREEM)
by Nestor O. Raneses, Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of the Philippines, Director, Institute for Small Scale Industries, Philippines

Recycling effluent from highly polluting industries (Pharmaceutical) in Andhra Pradesh
by CH.V.V.S. Prasad, Chief Engineer, Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited (APIIC), India

Improving Water Management and plantation through Private-Public contribution
by P. Sravan Kumar, Deputy Zonal Manager(E), Shamshabad Zone, Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure corporation Ltd., India

Policy Briefs

Policy Brief 1: Strengthening Climate Resilience of SMEs 
by Dr. Carol Franco, Senior Research Associate at Virginia Tech University, Technical Advisor, Nat. Council for Climate Change & Clean Development Mechanism, Dominican Republic and
by Jennifer Hanna Collado, Technical Assistant to the Executive Vice-President, National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism, Dominican Republic

Policy Brief 2: A Cooperative Approach for Water Management in Industries in the Context of Climate Change 
by Hrishikesh Mahadev Rayadurgam, Technical Advisor, Integration Environment and Energy GmbH, Hyderabad, India