Nature-Based Infrastructure

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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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 »