About the Sustainable Infrastructure Tool Navigator

The development of sustainable infrastructure is recognized by policy makers globally as key to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the targets of the Paris Agreement. At the same time, the public and private sector still struggle to build and operate infrastructure that meets the four dimensions of sustainability: economic and financial, environmental, social and institutional. Increasingly, this problem goes back to an information gap regarding existing sustainability solutions. To provide stakeholders with adequate information, more and more tools applicable to different infrastructure sectors and different phases along the infrastructure lifecycle have been developed to assess the sustainability of infrastructure assets. Yet, for stakeholders it remains difficult to identify the right tool. By developing the Sustainable Infrastructure Tool Navigator, GIZ’s Emerging Markets Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) aim to bring clarity to the infrastructure sustainability arena and thereby increase uptake of innovative infrastructure solutions that meet sustainability principles.

About Emerging Markets Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD)

EMSD is a global program of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It serves as an international catalyst, incubator and knowledge hub for innovative sustainability themes and approaches in international cooperation. Multinational corporations, associations, financial actors and think tanks work jointly, interdisciplinary and cross-regional on solutions for sustainable economic development in and with emerging markets. The 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change serve as the political backdrop for EMSD’s scope of action. In the field of sustainable infrastructure, EMSD focuses on the “implementation challenge” – a challenge that the Sustainable Infrastructure Tool Navigator addresses by closing the information gap regarding existing sustainability solutions.

About the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP)

The Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP) is a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative that promotes and supports integrated approaches to sustainable infrastructure planning and development. Such approaches recognize the centrality of infrastructure to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and can help to deliver optimal social, environmental and economic outcomes of infrastructure development by considering the complex interlinkages between different infrastructure systems, sectors, phases, governance structures, and aspects of sustainability. The partnership’s core goals are to raise awareness about the centrality of infrastructure for the 2030 Agenda, develop guidance, and strengthen developing country capacity to adopt integrated approaches to sustainable infrastructure.