Valuing Sustainable Transport

Our new Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) report analyzes the added economic, social, and environmental benefits and avoided costs of a new non-motorized transport (NMT) network in Coimbatore, India.

Survey on Systemic Approaches and Simulation for Nature-Based Infrastructure

Thank you to everyone who joined us in early October for our virtual stakeholder consultations on systemic approaches and simulation for nature-based infrastructure (NBI). Your input is invaluable for this work and we are grateful for your time and thoughtful contributions. As the next stage in our process, we have now launched a new survey to collect further feedback. This five-minute survey will... Read more »

New B Capital-IISD Study: Quantifying and valuing ESG factors highlights profitability, societal benefits and climate resilience of onshore wind portfolio in Germany

New analysis by B Capital Partners AG (B Capital) and IISD, supported by the MAVA Foundation, has found that B Capital’s onshore wind portfolio in Germany yield greater profitability and more benefits to society than a comparable gas-fired power plant. These findings were the result of applying IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi),which involves assessing how... Read more »

Call for Evidence: Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services along the Kagera River, Northern Tanzania

Closing date: 30 September 2020 The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) will apply and customize the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) methodology for quantifying and valuing natural capital provided by the Kagera River and the surrounding ecosystems in northern Tanzania. We will pay particular attention to how natural... Read more »

Integrating Copernicus Climate Data in SAVi

IISD and KnowlEdge Srl (KE) are excited to be working with the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) to integrate data from the Copernicus Climate Data Store into SAVi.  Thanks to this collaboration, we are now able to make precise calculations on how infrastructure policies, portfolios and assets will perform under different climate conditions, adding... Read more »

SAVi at Urban Nature Labs Webinar on Financing Nature-Based Infrastructure

Oshani Perera and Georg Pallaske from the IISD Sustainable Infrastructure programme will be speaking on Thursday March 5, 2020, during a webinar run by Urban Nature Labs. The webinar, scheduled for 10-11 AM CET, will be devoted to the subject of financing nature-based infrastructure, and is part of the “Buddies” series organized by Urban Nature Labs. Perera will be discussing... Read more »

OECD 2019 Public Procurement Week: Unpacking Complexity

As a member of the OECD Working Party of Leading Procurement Practitioners, we presented and debated on SAVi analyses at the 2019 OECD Public Procurement Week in Paris, France, which was held from October 22-25, 2019.  The presentation featured a discussion on the costs of climate risks, based on examples such as the SAVi analyses on... Read more »

Sustainable Transport

This paper was first published on the MDPI website. Reference: Bassi, A.M.; Pallaske, G.; Niño, N.; Casier, L. Does Sustainable Transport Deliver Societal Value? Exploring Concepts, Methods, and Impacts with Case Studies. Future Transp. 2022, 2, 115-134.

Including Climate Risk in Urban Infrastructure Planning | The case of Johannesburg 

The Development Planning Department of the City of Johannesburg, together with IISD, worked on assessing climate impacts on urban development in the Paterson Park Precinct to illustrate the importance of including climate risk in infrastructure planning and financing strategies.

Comment une commune belge utilise l’agroforesterie pour renforcer sa résilience aux changements climatiques

Welkenraedt met de l’avant l'agroforesterie dans le cadre de sa stratégie d'adaptation aux changements climatiques. L'agroforesterie est un type d’infrastructure basée sur la nature qui a pour effet de maintenir et de restaurer la productivité des sols, de lutter contre l'érosion, de maintenir une qualité d'eau élevée et de renforcer la résilience aux changements climatiques.

How a Belgian municipality is using agroforestry as a solution for climate resilience

Welkenraedt is promoting agroforestry as part of its climate adaptation strategy. Agroforestry is a nature-based infrastructure that aims to maintain and restore soil productivity, combat erosion, maintain high water quality, and strengthen the climate resilience of the area.

Restauration de forêt de mangrove, un exemple de développement d’infrastructures durables: Experience from the Saloum Delta, Senegal

Le delta du Saloum au Sénégal est un écosystème tropical de mangrove, riche en biodiversité, qui fournit des moyens de subsistance à plus de 100 000 habitants. Il est formé de grandes surfaces d'eau, de mangroves, de végétation d'eau salée et de forêts. Le delta offre de multiples services aux communautés locales ainsi qu'un riche habitat pour les espèces. Depuis 2011, une partie du delta a été désignée comme site du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO.

Përse Shqipëria duhet të heqë dorë nga hidroenergjia dhe të ruajë lumin e fundit me rrjedhje të lirë në Evropë

Hidroenergjia ka qenë një ndër burimet më të bollshme dhe të shfrytëzueshme për mbi 100 vjet, por kostot dhe përfitimet e saj të vërteta mbeten të pashqyrtuara duke penguar vendimmarrjen e bazuar në informacion të duhur.

Why Albania Should Shift Away From Hydropower and Preserve the Last Free-Flowing River in Europe

As part of the effort to advance our understanding of the real costs and benefits of hydropower, IISD, in collaboration with the MAVA Foundation, undertook a Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) for two hydropower projects that are currently planned along the Vjosa River in Albania. The objective of the study was to investigate and calculate the value of environmental, social, and economic externalities caused by these two projects and analyze how these would affect their net economic value overall.

Restoring a Mangrove Forest as Sustainable Infrastructure Development: Experience from the Saloum Delta, Senegal

The Saloum Delta represents natural capital that can be harnessed for a host of long-term gains. The rich ecosystem and the unique biodiversity offer a wide array of ecosystem services that can generate sustainable patterns of development. The Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of the Saloum Delta published in June 2020 provides an integrated assessment of the contribution of the Delta to sustainable development.