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Debunking myths: 5 things to know about green infrastructure

WRI

A new report shows how green infrastructure can help fill the world’s water infrastructure gap. Contrary to popular belief, infrastructure does not always have to be made of steel or concrete. Natural solutions are also a resilient, cost-effective option that offer more than just environmental benefits, are easy to finance and encourage community engagement.

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  • Coalition for resilient infrastructure takes off

    UNISDR AP

    The impact of cyclone Idai highlights the need for investment in resilient infrastructure in low and middle income countries. A newly founded coalition is set to address the complex challenge of infrastructure systems of the 21st century.

  • Mongolia achieves a milestone in national adaptation planning

    UNDP

    Mongolia has launched its national adaptation plan process to strengthen climate-resilient development. Receiving U.S. $3 million in financing from the Green Climate Fund, the plan will support medium- to long-term adaptation and budgeting, with particular emphasis on agriculture, water resource management and forestry.

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