The Economic Value of a Restored Beira Lake in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka
SAVi has already been used for assessments on lakes and wetlands, and IISD is seeking opportunities to conduct SAVi assessments of other natural assets and compare them with civil engineering alternatives. We are also working on blended financing strategies for nature-based infrastructure. Examples of completed and ongoing projects are below.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
IISD and KnowlEdge Srl (KE) are excited to be working with the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) to integrate data from the Copernicus Climate Data Store into SAVi. Thanks to this collaboration, we are now able to make precise calculations on how infrastructure policies, portfolios and assets will perform under different climate conditions, adding... Read more »
Oshani Perera and Georg Pallaske from the IISD Sustainable Infrastructure programme will be speaking on Thursday March 5, 2020, during a webinar run by Urban Nature Labs. The webinar, scheduled for 10-11 AM CET, will be devoted to the subject of financing nature-based infrastructure, and is part of the “Buddies” series organized by Urban Nature Labs. Perera will be discussing... Read more »
The SAVi team was invited to attend the kick-off event of the Solutions Lab on “Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure” in Berlin in late November. This Solutions Lab is hosted by the Emerging Markets Sustainability Dialogues http://www.emsdialogues.org/ of GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation) and the Global Solutions Initiative https://www.global-solutions-initiative.org/. The Lab lasts for several months and combines a... Read more »
As a member of the OECD Working Party of Leading Procurement Practitioners, we presented and debated on SAVi analyses at the 2019 OECD Public Procurement Week in Paris, France, which was held from October 22-25, 2019. The presentation featured a discussion on the costs of climate risks, based on examples such as the SAVi analyses on... Read more »
SAVi was featured during a presentation at the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) meeting on “Living within our planetary limits,” held from October 17-18, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. The UNESCAP meeting included a discussion of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2020. Participants from finance ministries... Read more »
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) organized an event about financing nature-based infrastructure on October 11, 2019, as part of the Building Bridges Week event series in Geneva. Among other topics, the panel discussed the role of catastrophe bonds, resilience bonds, tax increment financing and sustainability impact bonds in financing nature-based assets. The importance... Read more »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »