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. https://doi.org/10.3390/futuretransp2010007
SAVi has been developed for various assets, including materials management. A 100-page in-depth review of the sector was released in 2020 and covers shortcomings that could arise from not addressing unregulated or poorly designed materials management systems. It also presents the advantages of circular economy approaches and how circularity can improve the financial attractiveness of projects and policies.
The review also provides examples and data on the positive and negative externalities of materials management. These can be used to quantify a broad range of impacts.
This in-depth review is actively used by IISD and its partners to create customized simulation models that ‘integrate’ knowledge from a wide range of disciplines to calculate:
a) the economic costs and benefits of projects and policies.
b) project finance indicators, such as internal rate of return and net present value on project and portfolios.
These simulation models can also be used to calculate the investment attractiveness and the societal value of projects and policies in materials management.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 »
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 »
Our latest SAVi assessment looks at the ecosystem services generated from restoring two wetland areas in the province of Oristano, Sardinia. These are known as S’Ena Arrubia and Corru S’Ittiri-Marceddì-San Giovanni, respectively. It finds that EUR 306 million could be generated from 2020-2060 due to these ecosystem services. Our analysis also finds that such benefits... Read more »