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 »
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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »