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12.10.2015

Invitation to contribute to a Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Urban Infrastructure


SuRe – The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure is publicly available for the first time and under public consultation. To participate, visit this website. The public consultation runs until November 9th.

The SuRe Standard aims to facilitate the funding and roll?out of more sustainable and resilient infrastructure, and help close the large financing gap for infrastructure which exists in many emerging markets and developing countries.

The SuRe Standard development process is an initiative of the Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Foundation, building on its experience with sustainability assessment tools in the field of infrastructure, in partnership with Natixis, a private bank, and with a wide range of stakeholders and experts such as project developers, financial intermediaries and Local Governments, including the European Investment Bank (EIB) and ICLEI.

The City of Fortaleza in Brazil, one of the Model Cities of the Urban-LEDS project and a local government which operates its own municipal Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) office, is one of the cities interested in testing the use of the SuRe Standard, having already engaged in regional consultation and capacity building. 

This voluntary and third party verified standard will create a transparent and credible framework, a common language and understanding on sustainability and resilience criteria and requirements between project developers, financiers and end?users, across the different phases of the projects’ life-cycle.

The documents for public consultation are available here: http://www.gib-foundation.org/public-consultation/