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.
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.
This report, State of the Practice: Sustainability Standards for Infrastructure Investors , aims to take stock of the current state of sustainability measurement and standards in the infrastructure investment and development industry, and to review the current set of tools available to infrastructure investors and other participants in the infrastructure value chain to measure environmental, social and governance performance indicators and practices.
This Pulse of the Forest report highlights the state of the Greater Mekong forests, and solutions that are already being implemented and showing results, demonstrating that positive change is possible when all stakeholders come together for a common cause.
World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
The paper Biodiversity and Infrastructure: A Better Nexus? discusses the catalytic opportunities for integrating biodiversity conservation into infrastructure development, particularly through the use of nature-based solutions and natural infrastructure.
In the position paper Towards A Common Agricultural Policy that Works For People and Nature WWF therefore calls for the CAP to be re-designed in order to support the necessary transition in agricultural practices.
Belize Fisheries Department, Belize Audubon Sociery, Wildtracks Belize, Southern Environmental Association (SEA), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)
The report Natural Heritage, Natural Wealth: Highlighting the Economic Benefits of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site aims to capture some insight into Belize’s natural wealth through an economic assessment of the contribution of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (BBRRS) to the economy.
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited, GGKP Annual Conference, World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)
The purpose of the Review of Screening Tools to Assess Sustainability and Climate Resilience of Infrastructure Development was to understand what types of tools were being used in practice, the scale of their application and if any could be identified as best practice and thus promoted more widely.
The importance and value of 2050 strategies that seek to cut greenhouse gas emissions while also ensuring well-being and prosperity have been acknowledged by policy makers, advocates, and businesses for many years.