SAVi Switzerland: Working with UNIGE

IISD is working with the University of Geneva to develop a SAVi model for sustainable mobility in Switzerland. SAVi assessments in this sector will focus on the impact of hydrogen and battery technology in comparison with fossil fuel-based mobility. More news will be coming soon.

Beira Lake assessment finalized

The SAVi assessment on the restoration value of Beira Lake was recently finalized and results were presented to the client, Indocean Developers (Pvt) Ltd. The client is the developer of the Altair real estate project in Colombo, Sri Lanka, built on the shores of the Beira Lake. The client is currently using the SAVi assessment... Read more »

IISD Joins the Natural Capital Coalition to Advance Financing of Nature-Based Infrastructure

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is pleased to join the Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) to work on financing strategies for natural capital. “By joining the NCC, IISD is able to collaborate with pioneers in natural capital conservation and finance,” says Oshani Perera, Director, Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance, IISD. “We can experiment and... Read more »

Upcoming SAVi assessments in Senegal

IISD participated in a workshop hosted by Wetlands International on strategies for engagement with the private sector in relation to the protection of the Saloum Delta. The Saloum Delta is one of Senegal’s most important wetlands and has been designed as a UNESCO protected site. It is also a valuable economic resource for local communities.... Read more »

Ongoing SAVi assessments in Senegal

IISD works with the Bureau Opérationnel de Suivi (BOS) of the Senegalese Government to use SAVi on the Taïba Ndiaye wind farm project and the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, a sustainable mobility project for the city of Dakar. IISD presented the results of the SAVi assessments during a workshop in Dakar in June. The... Read more »

Auditing SDG Implementation: Expert meeting in New York

IISD is participating in an expert group meeting on the elaboration of a model to audit the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event is being hosted by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs from July 24 to 26, 2019, in New York. We will discuss and review principles and... Read more »

SAVi Applications for Sustainability in Mining

Mining can do more than create wealth: it can benefit entire countries. For this to be a reality, however, mining projects must be undertaken in a sustainable manner which take into account social, environmental, and economic realities. This is why we launched a call for proposals for civil society organizations to put forward projects for... Read more »

Nature-Based Infrastructure For a Greener Economy

We are pleased to be collaborating with the Green Economy Coalition on a narrative about the contribution of natural infrastructure towards a green economic transition. The baseline is that infrastructure makes up a sizable part of the investment in green economy, and if all green economic assets are built using traditional high carbon design and... Read more »

Leveraging Collaboration for Sustainable Infrastructure

A multi-stakeholder approach is crucial to ensure financing infrastructure contributes to long-term sustainable development. This is why we met with the experts from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) resilience and infrastructure teams in early July 2019 to explore collaborations on SAVi. The EBRD utilizes the Green Economy Transition approach to their work and... Read more »

SAVi in Senegal: Applications for wind and transportation

The SAVi team finalized the SAVi applications on the bus rapid transit system in Dakar, Senegal, and on the N’Diaye wind farm in Senegal. The Bureau Operationel du Suivi (BOS) monitors the implementation of both projects in relation to Senegal’s development plan (PSE, Plan Senegal Emergent). BOS requested the SAVi applications to get a better... Read more »

EVENT: Infrastructure Investment Frontiers

IISD participated in the Infrastructure Investment Frontiers June 5–6, 2019, in London, England. The event brought together infrastructure experts from policy, investment, business and civil society communities to forge a new approach to infrastructure finance to develop new models that can mobilize deep pools of capital at scale. The goal was to address the collective... Read more »

Innovative Solutions to Finance Infrastructure: Lessons from Malaysia

Around the world, citizens are demanding better infrastructure. The Yellow Vests in France have been taking to the streets since November 2018, demanding more affordable education, healthcare, transport and greater purchasing power. High school students are demanding public action to curb climate change. Political movements are on the rise that threaten the very fundamentals of... Read more »