Green Public Procurement in China: Air Conditioners, Lighting Devices, Cars, Paper and Cement
SAVi can be used to assess the life-cycle costs of goods and services and design public tenders that require improved sustainability performance. Moreover, SAVi can be used to identify and value the many positive externalities that arise when governments direct their large purchasing power (12–15 per cent of GDP) to steer markets toward sustainable production and consumption.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »