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20 March 2019
Events
How can governments optimize the value of infrastructure spending for taxpayers? Traditional assessments of public infrastructure projects often fail to account for non-financial risks or to leverage opportunities for positive environmental and socioeconomic externalities. As a result, government spending has largely been directed towards non-sustainable infrastructure, because it appears cheaper at the outset, though it is in fact more costly and less effective in the long-term. On 19 March 2019, IISD, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), UN Environment, the MAVA Foundation, and Sustainable Finance Geneva gathered in Geneva to present and discuss early first-hand experiences with the application of the IISD's Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) tool, which provides much-needed evidence that sustainable spending adds value for money.
14 March 2019
Research
New research showing how billions of dollars in climate finance can be used more effectively and reach more of the people it is supposed to, is released as governments, financiers and organisations meet in Nairobi, Kenya for the One Planet Summit (14 March 2019).
14 March 2019
Research
UN Environment have released the most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed in the last five years, warning that damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken.
13 March 2019
Data and Tools
UN Environment launched in March 2019 a new tool that allows countries to see “hotspots” of unsustainable practices in consumption and production.
13 March 2019
Jobs
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is looking for a Regional Procurement Coordinator, Central Region. This position is only open to nationals of AfDB's member countries and the application deadline is 31 March 2019.
13 March 2019
Jobs
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is looking for a Chief Renewable Energy Investment Specialist to join the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA). The employer for this position is SEFA, not AfDB. This position is only open to nationals of AfDB's member countries and the application deadline is 31 March 2019.
13 March 2019
Jobs
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is looking for a Senior Operations Specialist to join the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA). The employer for this position is SEFA, not AfDB. This position is only open to nationals of AfDB's member countries and the application deadline is 31 March 2019.
13 March 2019
Jobs
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is looking for a Principal Green Mini-Grids Market Development Specialist to join the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA). The employer for this position is SEFA, not AfDB. This position is only open to nationals of AfDB's member countries and the application deadline is 31 March 2019.
13 March 2019
Jobs
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is looking for a Principal renewable energy investment specialist to join the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA). The position is only open to nationals of AfDB's member countries and the application deadline is 31 March 2019.

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