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Sustainable Infrastructure: Putting Principle into Practice - Library
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Sustainable Infrastructure: Putting Principle into Practice - Library

Sustainable Infrastructure: From Principles to Practice

This first webinar in the Sustainable Infrastructure: Putting Principle into Practice series includes an introduction to UNEP’s 10 good practice principles for sustainable infrastructure and interactive discussion of the case study approach that we will be using throughout the webinars.

Strategic Planning (Principle #1)

The session provides an introduction to strategic planning (Principle #1), followed by a technical presentation on strategic environmental assessments (SEA). The remainder of the session includes presentations of two case studies given by practitioners engaged in strategic planning for infrastructure at the national and sector (hydropower) levels.

Responsive, Resilient, and Flexible Planning (Principle #2)

The session provides an introduction to Principle #2, followed by a technical presentation on systems-based tools developed by UNOPS that help infrastructure planners prioritize infrastructure projects and systems that are responsible, resilient, and flexible from the outset.

Comprehensive Lifecycle Assessment of Sustainability (Principle #3)

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.

Avoiding Environmental Impacts and Investing in Nature (Principle #4)

This webinar explores Principle #4: Avoiding Environmental Impacts and Investing in Nature from UNEP's International Good Practice Principles for Sustainable Infrastructure. The session introduces Principle #4, followed by an introduction to the Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions (NbS). The remainder of the session includes the presentation and discussion of a case study.