This paper, Construction and Carbon: The Impact of Climate Policy on Building in Canada in 2025 , studies the economic impact of climate policies on future carbon prices in the area of construction in Canada, by applying an economic and energy model of the Canadian economy known as gTech.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
This paper, The critical role of infrastructure for the Sustainable Development Goals , uses three pillars—the economy, the environment and wider society—as well as the overarching theme of resilience through which to assess the role of infrastructure in meeting global social and environmental goals.
Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development
The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report, the fourth report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development, provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of sustainable finance, four years after the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. The report warns that mobilizing sufficient financing remains a major challenge in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Despite signs of progress, investments that are critical to achieving the SDGs remain underfunded and parts of the multilateral system are under strain.
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.
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.
Integrating nature into mainstream infrastructure systems can produce lower cost and more resilient services. This report guides developing country service providers and their partners on how to seize this opportunity. It reviews approaches and examples of how to integrate green infrastructure into mainstream project appraisal processes and investments.
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.
This report focuses on the challenges and opportunities faced by developing countries that are related to the Paris Agreement, both emerging as well as the least developed and most vulnerable countries. The paper is based primarily on the emerging evidence and experience gained on the ground in the Global Green Growth Institute's (GGGI) 30 member countries in recent years, complemented by the published results of leading organizations in each of the areas reviewed.
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Bank Group
Major opportunities for climate mitigation and adaptation lie in the shift to climate-smart infrastructure. This report looks at how digital finance technologies, or fintech, can engage citizens as consumers, pension holding investors, co-producers and voters to be a driving force for raising finance for low carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure development.
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.