The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Infrastructure for the future
UNOPS contributed to a new UN Environment Programme report that provides guidance on sustainable infrastructure.
Infrastructure is central to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and helping countries deliver on their commitments to the Paris Agreement.
To support this, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has led the development of 10 guiding principles to help policymakers integrate sustainability into infrastructure planning, delivery and management.
UNOPS infrastructure experts – along with partners from academia and other UN organizations – contributed their expertise to help draft the principles, which appear in the publication 'International Good Practice Principles for Sustainable Infrastructure.'
In the face of an environmental emergency, and as countries work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, this report provides timely guidance on delivering infrastructure that underpins sustainable development.
A national infrastructure assessment UNOPS conducted for Saint Lucia is also featured as a case study in an accompanying publication entitled 'Integrated Approaches in Action: A Companion to the International Good Practice Principles for Sustainable Infrastructure.'
"UNOPS is proud to have supported UNEP in developing this report, which equips decision-makers with the integrated, system-level approaches required to develop sustainable, resilient and inclusive infrastructure," said UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo.
To read the report and case studies, click here.