Event: Paving the Way to the Future of Sustainable Infrastructure

We are presenting at the Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 19, on paving the way to the future of sustainable infrastucture and how both ESG impact measurements and blockchain can shape the asset class. We will also discuss the track record of SAVi and lessons learned in the valuations of risks and externalities... Read more »

Conference of the German Chapter of the System Dynamics Society: Keynote Presentation

Andrea Bassi was invited to give a keynote speech at the annual Conference of the German Chapter of the System Dynamics Society on May 23, 2019. This conference brings together system dynamics experts and practitioners in Germany. The presentation was entitled “The use of System Dynamics models for sustainability assessments – from global studies to... Read more »

GIZ Kazakhstan: Presentations on low-carbon development at national workshop of modeling experts

Andrea Bassi was invited to give a presentation on “Green Economy modeling Early approaches and latest advances, with insights from the experience of Kyrgyzstan” at the national workshop of modeling experts organized by GIZ in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on May 20, 2019. Dr. Bassi presented an overview of the methods and models that can be used... Read more »

Green Climate Fund: Expert Meeting

Andrea Bassi was invited to join an Expert Meeting organized by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on “Climate Information and Early Warning Systems,” held at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 16, 2019. Participants discussed ways in which the GCF can improve its effectiveness in supporting countries committed to climate mitigation... Read more »

Can SAVi Inform the Development of the UNECE Assessment Tool on Public–Private Partnerships?

We were honoured to speak at the 5th United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) International PPP Forum that took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 7 to 9, 2019. The meeting showcased projects and approaches to people-first public–private partnerships (PPPs). At the heart of the discussion was the design of the UNECE impact assessment... Read more »

Planning Climate-Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

IISD is exploring potential SAVi applications with the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Environment, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, and Directorate General for Climate Action. SAVi is well placed to complement existing assessments by modelling complex systems, such as an economy, in a dynamic manner. In addition, the Directorate General representatives have acknowledged... Read more »

Planning Non-Motorized Urban Mobility in New Delhi, India

IISD is in talks with the Centre for Green Mobility, India on the use of SAVi for non-motorized urban planning in New Delhi. The city faces high levels of traffic congestion and air pollution, which are already having negative repercussions on health, productivity, investment and quality of life. The centre is working with public agencies... Read more »

Can SAVi Help Cities in India Realize Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11?

The Institute of Social Studies, India is advising networks of Indian municipalities on strategies to realize SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The institute is completing a gap analysis to support investment decisions and would like to use SAVi to help municipalities understand the costs of risks and externalities.... Read more »

Event: Paris Forum on Nature-Based Solutions, April 4–5, 2019

SAVi can be used to support the deployment of nature-based infrastructure solutions, from green roofs and permeable roads to the regeneration of urban spaces to reduce heat stress. We were pleased to have had the opportunity to present and discuss the ongoing SAVi application on Stephenfield Reservoir and Pelly’s Lake in Manitoba, Canada, during the... Read more »

Presentation at Tor Vergata, University of Rome

Members of the IISD Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team recently presented to students enrolled in the International Masters in Public Procurement Management at the Tor Vergata University in Rome, Italy. Students sponsored by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the African Development Bank Group and the Islamic Development Bank participated in lectures and... Read more »