Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Comprehensive Lifecycle Assessment of Sustainability (Principle #3)

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. GMT
Comprehensive Lifecycle Assessment of Sustainability (Principle #3)


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This webinar in the Sustainable Infrastructure: Putting Principle into Practice series explores Principle #3: Comprehensive Lifecycle Assessment of Sustainability from UNEP's International Good Practice Principles for Sustainable Infrastructure.

The session provides an introduction to Principle #3, followed by a technical presentation on the biodiversity mitigation hierarchy, which can help infrastructure planners avoid, minimize, and offset infrastructure’s impacts to biodiversity. The remainder of the session includes the presentation and discussion of a case study detailing how planners in Mongolia used the mitigation hierarchy to create a country-level plan for sustainable mining development. The session will include interactive activities that will allow exchange between case study presenters and participants regarding sustainability challenges and lessons learned.


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  • Diego Juffe Bignoli (The Development Corridors Partnership and the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology)
  • Bruce McKenney (The Nature Conservancy)