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April 2019
University of Oxford, Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC-Mistral), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This paper, Infrastructure for Sustainable Development, analyses the role of infrastructure in directly and indirectly impacting progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and provides evidence of both the threat and opportunity infrastructure presents to reaching the global goals.
April 2019
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This paper Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Infrastructure details the results of an initial stocktaking on existing sustainable infrastructure initiatives, and argues for more integrated approaches to sustainable infrastructure in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
March 2019
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
This interagency statement issued jointly by seven UN agencies calls upon all stakeholders involved in the infrastructure lifecycle to support an integrated approach to the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure to accelerate the SDGs and 2030 Agenda.
March 2019
World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)
This report, which is based on 20+ interviews with investors and other stakeholders, explores the reasons for the slow progress of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration in infrastructure investments by private investors and evaluates the emerging field of publicly available tools that seek to make the sustainability impacts on and from infrastructure projects tangible for investors.
December 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Environmental Change Institute (ECI), Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC-Mistral)
This policy brief, The Infrastructure And Climate Change Nexus: Integrated approaches as a catalyst for transformational change, explores interlinkages between climate change mitigation and adaptation, and diverse forms of infrastructure. Given that infrastructure in every sector has climate implications, the brief raises awareness about the need for an integrated approach to the planning and development of resilient, low-carbon infrastructure assets to achieve the targets enshrined in the Paris Agreement and to boost climate-smart growth.
November 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Environmental Change Institute (ECI), Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC-Mistral), Global Environmental Policy Programme (GEPP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Nature Conservancy, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)
This policy brief, Mainstreaming Biodiversity In The Infrastructure Sector: Fostering system-level approaches, explores interlinkages between biodiversity, ecosystems, and landscapes and diverse forms of infrastructure. Recognising that this nexus is central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it calls attention to the need for an integrated approach to infrastructure planning and development to mainstream biodiversity in the infrastructure sector.
June 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)
The Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Transitions in the ASEAN Region: A Resource Perspective report highlights five strategic infrastructure pathways for resource-efficient and inclusive urban development.
May 2018
Chatham House
The paper The Role of Investors in Promoting Sustainable Infrastructure Under the Belt and Road Initiative examines how the multilateral development banks (MDBs) and the European bilateral development finance institutions (DFIs) encourage the use of sustainable procurement by their borrowers, and how China’s policy banks approach this issue.
May 2018
Chatham House
The paper The Role of Investors in Promoting Sustainable Infrastructure Under the Belt and Road Initiative examines how the multilateral development banks (MDBs) and the European bilateral development finance institutions (DFIs) encourage the use of sustainable procurement by their borrowers, and how China’s policy banks approach this issue.
November 2017
World Bank Group, University of California San Diego, Dartmouth College, GGKP Annual Conference

Road construction is thought to result in forest loss, but causal identification has been elusive.

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