#2 Climate Action
Infrastructure projects have a long life cycle, so the choices we make today directly impact our future. So as the world strives to hit net zero emissions by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement, it’s vital that the long-term implications of infrastructure investments are addressed.
In this episode we learn about the five dimensions that inform the PIDG approach to climate action, we explore issues of transport, gender and population growth, and we find out how PIDG is demonstrating its commitment to a greener future. On the show are Marco Serena, Head of Development Impact at PIDG, and Emma-Lyn Horvath, senior HSES adviser at PIDG and GuarantCo.
To deliver meaningful change and improve the lives of people in fragile communities, we must protect those lives as well. One loss of life is unacceptable. This World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we explain why an effective HSES framework is an essential part of delivering large-scale infrastructure projects. With the advent of the global covid-19 pandemic, the world is waking up to the importance of HSES now more than ever, and PIDG is continuously enhancing its protocols to keep pace.
Gender-blind infrastructure projects lead to massive failings across the board, creating problems that last for decades. Ignoring the needs and expertise of women not only puts them at risk, it also puts a strain on business performance. That’s where gender lens investing comes in.
An introduction to PIDG
Through affordable and sustainable infrastructure projects, the Private Infrastructure Development Group has opened up vast opportunities for economic growth in some of the world’s poorest countries, changing the lives of millions.