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The Sustainable Infrastructure Portal is a repository of news and views on sustainable infrastructure.

Our Mission

The Sustainable Infrastructure Portal helps governments, citizens and financiers address the challenges in closing the USD 90 trillion global infrastructure gap and to position infrastructure as the catalyst for realising the Sustainable Development Goals.

What Is Sustainable Infrastructure?

IISD defines Sustainable Infrastructure as assets that:

  • Lower carbon and environmental footprints
  • Provide for the stewardship of natural ecosystems
  • Move beyond compliance on core labour standards and human rights
  • Provide for the use of clean technologies
  • Trigger green innovation across domestic and international value chains
  • Spur investment in education, up-skilling and R&D
  • Increase employment
  • Are financially viable
  • Crowd-in domestic investors and businesses
  • Increase FDI and domestic value-added
  • Optimize value for money for tax payers and investors across the asset lifecycle

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The MAVA Foundation was established in 1994 and is a family-led, Swiss-based philanthropic foundation with offices in Switzerland and Senegal.

We work towards securing a future where biodiversity flourishes, especially in the Mediterranean, West Africa and Switzerland; the global economy supports human prosperity and a healthy planet; and the conservation community is thriving.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is one of the world’s leading centres of research and innovation.

The Institute provides practical solutions to the growing challenges and opportunities of integrating environmental and social priorities with economic development. We report on international negotiations and share knowledge gained through collaborative projects, resulting in more rigorous research, stronger global networks, and better engagement among researchers, citizens, businesses and policy-makers.