Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation

The Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation is working to promote sustainable and resilient infrastructure through sustainable infrastructure design and financing on a global scale, including The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure - The SuRe® Standard. 

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The Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB) is a Swiss foundation based in Basel, Switzerland, working to promote sustainable and resilient Infrastructure through sustainable Infrastructure design and financing on a global scale.

GIB is the scheme owner of SuRe® - the global standard for sustainable and resilient infrastructure.  

Active since 2008, GIB works with multiple stakeholders such as city representatives project developers and Infrastructure financiers, with a focus on emerging and developing countries. GIB envisions a world where sustainable and resilient Infrastructure is the norm rather than the exception as such GIB supports the development and financing of sustainable and resilient Infrastructure through numerous initiatives and capacity building activities.

The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure - The SuRe® Standard - is science and evidence-based, developed through a rigorous stakeholder process. As such, SuRe® includes input from scientists and experts on an on-going basis to reflect new findings and understandings in the relevant frameworks for Infrastructure, Sustainability, and Resilience. SuRe® was developed following the ISEAL Alliance Codes of Good Practice for standard setting. The SuRe® Standard builds on existing initiatives and encourages best international practice in line with the most relevant international frameworks. SuRe® does not favour a particular technology or patented item over another; it rather builds up on existing efforts and encourages best international practice in line with the relevant frameworks for Infrastructure Sustainability and Resilience. 


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PUBLICATIONS

Emelyanova A & Rautio A (2019). A Century of Demographic Ageing in Arctic Canada (1950–2050). Journal of Population Ageing 12 (1): 25-50. DOI:10.1007/s12062-017-9211-5.

Emelyanova A (2017). Population projections of the Arctic by levels of education. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-17-022

Winiger P, Andersson A, Eckhardt S, Stohl A, Semiletov IP, Dudarev OV, Charkin A, Shakhova N, et al. (2017). Siberian Arctic black carbon sources constrained by model and observation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (7): E1054-E1061. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1613401114.

Emelyanova A & Rautio A (2017). Population ageing dynamics in the North Atlantic region of the Arctic. In: Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2016. Eds. Scherbov, S. & Sanderson, W., pp. 067-88 Vienna, Austria: Austrian Academy of Sciences. ISBN 978-3-7001-8151-410.1553/populationyearbook2016s067.

Landauer M & Juhola S (2017). Loss and damage from climate change: implications for the Arctic. In: Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Principles and Policy Options. Eds. Mechler, R., Bower, L., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Schinko, T. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1156-7574 & Surmiski, S., Springer. (Submitted)

Halinen H (2016). The Arctic Council in Perspective: Moving Forward. In: Arctic Yearbook 2016. Eds. Heininen, L., Exner-Pirot, H. & Plouffe, J., pp. 20-23 Akureyi, Iceland: Northern Research Forum.

Reissell A (2016). IIASA Arctic Futures Initiative And Finland, Country Of/On Extremes? Geoinformatics Research Papers 4 (BS4002) DOI:10.2205/2016BS04Sochi.

Reissell A, Halinen H, Lemke P, & Vörösmarty C (2015). Arctic Futures Initiative: A Holistic Approach to Arctic Futures. In: Arctic Yearbook 2015. Eds. Heininen, L., Exner-Pirot, H. & Plouffe, J., pp. 20-23 Akureyi, Iceland: Northern Research Forum.

Lappalainen HK, Petaja T, Kujansuu J, Kerminen V-M, Shvidenko A, & Back J (2014). Pan Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) - A research initiative meeting the grand challenges of the changing environment of the Northern Pan-Eurasian Arctic-Boreal areas. Geography, Environment, Sustainability 7 (2): 13-48.

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