Using nature in infrastructure projects could save USD 248 billion per year—study

Read the full story from the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Governments and investors could save USD 248 billion a year, protect the environment, and benefit local communities by replacing or complementing newly built infrastructure with plants, trees, and other natural alternatives, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)…

The research marks the launch of the new Nature-Based Infrastructure Global Resource Centre, an innovative collaboration between IISD, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the MAVA Foundation, and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), which is managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The Centre will carry out free cost–benefit analyses of natural and built infrastructure projects on behalf of governments and infrastructure developers, and bring together data, case studies, and innovative modelling from projects around the world in a new online hub.

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