Principles for recovery: Sustainable and resilient infrastructure

Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020

Principles for recovery: Sustainable and resilient infrastructure

August 6, 2020

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), alongside several partners in the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP), developed a set of ten principles for post-COVID-19 recovery focusing on investing in sustainable and resilient infrastructure. 

To avoid future crises, the Principles recommend that infrastructure ensure resilience through integrated, systems-level planning and built-in flexibility and redundancy.

The Principles state that prioritising natural infrastructure will help reduce emissions, deliver essential services such as water and sanitation, protect people and assets from hazards, and support renewed increases in economic activity. According to the Principles, post-COVID-19 infrastructure investments, including those in digital infrastructure, should facilitate new sustainable lifestyles, patterns of mobility, and modes of operation in both urban and rural areas.

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Above article is an excerpt from the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), United Nations. Click here to view the full article.

 [Principles for Recovery] [UNEP Announcement on Green Growth Knowledge Platform]

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