More than half of the infrastructure that we will need in 2050 is yet to be built, including that for energy, transportation, water supply and purification, and climate adaptation.

Infrastructure choice has a strong influence on a country or region’s development path, shaping preferred technologies and associated skills and services for decades.

With new global commitments to sustainable development, there is a significant opportunity for green growth and green economic strategy.

We aim to demonstrate sustainable infrastructure is financially viable and a good investment by:

  • developing methodologies and tools to quantify SI environmental, economic and social benefits and build the business case
  • helping governments and procurers increase the number of bankable SI projects
  • designing innovative financial instruments to increase capital flows into SI
  • influencing international and national policies that enable and promote SI projects

Our focus is global with around 20 per cent of activities taking place in MAVA focal regions.

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  • Global Infrastructure Basel
  • IISD

Focus on one of our partners

At the heart of all our work are passionate people dedicated to delivering effective and lasting conservation. These inspirational partners are our greatest asset.

Oshani Perera

Oshani Perera

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
We face twin perils of climate change and protectionism. My hope is that common sense will prevail but if we want a better future, we must help the allies in power that we still have.

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Annual Budget

MAVA has allocated €2.5 million annually to this Action Plan

Additional co-funding is needed to ensure our partners’ work continues when our grant-making ends in 2022


      Holger Schmid

     Director, Sustainable Economy

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