Scaling Nature-based Infrastructure (NbI) can help achieve the targets set by the Paris Agreement and the Global Biodiversity Framework, as well as almost all the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Low Carbon Infrastructure
Rodrigo Fernandes, Ph.D., director of ES(D)G – Empowering Sustainability Development Goals at Bentley Systems, explores the role artificial intelligence (AI) plays in addressing climate change and its use in infrastructure.
As climate change intensifies, the need for innovative solutions to fortify our cities against its impacts is paramount. Michael Casey, founder of Evergreen Infrastructure and expert in urban living, delves into the power of green infrastructure to address these challenges.
Investment in the world’s electricity grids must double to more than $600 billion a year if nations are going to meet their climate targets and maintain energy security.
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has updated its standard to give greater visibility to embodied, operational, and user-related carbon, among other updated features for a global framework to reduce lifetime emissions in construction.
Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has won work on Eastern Green Link 2 (EGL2); a major project to boost grid connection between Scotland and England.
British International Investment (BII) has announced a €20 million commitment to The Urban Resilience Fund (TURF), launched by Meridiam.
The US will invest $6 billion to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors in its bid to transition to a low-carbon economy, with a focus on fostering innovation and supporting underserved communities. Its plans, like those of other large economies, ignore the transition needs of low-income countries.