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The Toolbox and Guidance for Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA) aims to guide HRIA – which serve to identify, understand, assess and address the impact of business activities on human rights holders – for large-scale business projects and activities conducted at project or site level. The tool provides individual guidance documents for the different project lifecycle phases from planning and scoping to reporting and evaluation as well as case studies. Thereby, the tool supports human rights practitioners and businesses alike in conducting HRIA.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Enabling Environment, Strategic Planning, Project Planning
Type(s) of Tool: Guidelines, Impact Assessments
Organization: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

The Practical Guide describes how human rights aspects can be integrated into the routinely Guide Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessments (ESHIA) undertaken by the oil and gas industry. In three parts, the Guide (1) defines the industry’s potential human rights impacts, (2) provides practical guidance on applying a human rights lens to the industry’s activities and to the content of each step of the ESHIA process, and (3) looks at the human rights issues that are applicable across the ESHIA process.

Sector(s): Energy
Lifecycle Phase(s): Enabling Environment, Strategic Planning, Project Planning
Type(s) of Tool: Guidelines, Impact Assessments
Organization: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

NISMOD (National Infrastructure Systems Model) is a system-of-systems modelling platform that works in three main domains: (1) long-term strategic infrastructure planning, (2) infrastructure for sustainable development and (3) risk and resilience assessment. It serves to develop interdependent infrastructure systems models based on different development scenarios and strategies for infrastructure provision and to develop and measure the metrics of (future) infrastructure performance. The platform comprises simulation models of (1) infrastructure systems, (2) integration frameworks and libraries to enable analysis, and (3) databases and systems to manage datasets, model configuration, inputs and outputs, all contributing to evidenced-based and integrated decision-making at upstream level.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning
Type(s) of Tool: Modelling Tools
Organization: UNOPS, ITRC

The Infrastructure Transparency Index (ITI) can be used to measures the level of transparency of the infrastructure sector and the quality of related participation and accountability processes at national or sub-national level. Thereby, the tool aims to assess the state of infrastructure transparency and the capacity to improve transparency among procuring agencies, to track process and facilitate peer learning and to raise awareness of transparency. The ITI sets out the methodology for score calculation to evaluate procuring entities. Individual scores are then used to generate an index that allows for performance comparison.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Enabling Environment, Strategic Planning, Project Planning, Procurement, Construction
Type(s) of Tool: Rating Systems
Organization: Infrastructure Transparency Initiative (CoST)

The SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting is a measurement framework for biophysical data, tracking changes and linking them to economic and other human activity from the perspective of entire ecosystems, considering how individual environmental assets interact as part of natural processes within a given spatial area. To do so, the tool applies the accounting concepts and rules to the emerging field of ecosystem assessment and measurement in response to demands for integrated information on environmental sustainability, human wellbeing and economic growth and development. It offers a system of five accounts that together present comprehensive view of ecosystems and their services.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Project Planning
Type(s) of Tool: Guidelines
Organization: UN, EC, FAO, OECD, World Bank

The Cumulative Effects Assessment (CEA) Practitioners’ Guide aims to support practitioners of CEAs in their work and submission processes to regulatory bodies. The tool gives practitioners an overview of current understanding about the CEA practice, suggests practical approaches to complete CEAS based on statutory requirements and best practice and provides case studies. Furthermore, the Guide defines key terms and an exemplary assessment framework and recommends good practices in for data collection and cases of lacking data, among other useful orientations.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Project Planning
Type(s) of Tool: Guidelines
Organization: Cumulative Effects Assessment Working Group for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The EU Taxonomy sets out the overarching conditions that an economic activity has to meet to qualify as sustainable. In order to ensure that investments and financial market activities support those sustainable economic activities, financial market participants active in the EU and companies subject to non-financial disclosure requirements must now incorporate disclosures with reference to the Taxonomy. This way, the Taxonomy aims to help channel capital flows toward sustainable investments in a harmonized and consistent manner across the EU single market, thereby supporting the EU Green Deal and the Paris Agreement, and guide the transition of companies toward sustainable economic activities.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Prioritization, Finance
Type(s) of Tool: Sustainability Benchmarks, Economic / Financial Valuations
Organization: Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance/EC

The Water-Hydropower-Agriculture Tool for Investments and Financing (WHAT-IF) tool is a computer-based model developed for economic assessment of water infrastructure (e.g. reservoirs, irrigation, water supply, energy production) within the water-energy-food nexus. The key objective of the tool is to maximize economic welfare considering nexus’ trade-offs, such as crop and power markets and trade, as well as exogenous climate change and socio-economic drivers. Therewith, the tool enables to solve synergies and tradeoffs between those sectors and provides the user with nexus-optimized water infrastructure solutions based on the comparison of different scenarios.

Sector(s): Water and Sanitation
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Finance
Type(s) of Tool: Economic / Financial Valuations
Organization: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), COWIfonden

The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) is modelling tool that supports decision-making in integrated water management at the local or small watershed scale. The tool models the environmental effects and costs of management decisions at the watershed context, considering water flows and quality. WMOST serves to screen a wide range of potential water resource management options for their cost effectiveness, environmental and economic sustainability, including consideration of different climate scenarios. A theoretical documentation report and a user guide support application.

Sector(s): Water and Sanitation
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Operation and Maintenance
Type(s) of Tool: Modelling Tools
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America - EPA

LEED for Neighborhood Development is a rating system that helps create and certifies more sustainable and well-connected neighborhoods, looking beyond the scale of buildings and considering entire communities. The tool aims to encourage the (re-) development of communities that limits the expansion of development footprints and reduces social and health costs through measures such as improved connectivity and reduced vehicle use. There are two different options available for new developments (LEED ND: Plan) and existing neighborhoods (LEED ND: Built Project). A prerequisite review and a recertification option are available.

Sector(s): Urban Planning
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance
Type(s) of Tool: Rating Systems
Organization: Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)