World Wildlife Fund and FIDIC sign three-year agreement on sustainability issues

28 Oct 2021

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World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and FIDIC have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding to support their organisations’ ambitions to promote approaches to sustainable infrastructure planning, design, development and delivery.

Specifically, under the terms of the agreement, WWF and FIDIC are aiming to:

1. Develop a ‘playbook’ identifying best practices and approaches to advancing sustainable infrastructure development, utilising cases derived from projects and activities relevant to WWF and FIDIC’s respective portfolios and those of their partners and members.

2. Seek partnership opportunities, including, but not limited to, speaking engagements, participation in global conventions and meetings, joint publication of reports and papers.

3. Where appropriate, seek funding opportunities to advance the above referenced shared objectives.

WWF will also provide technical assistance via its staff and networks to support relevant FIDIC organised webinars, policy papers, seminars and events and FIDIC will do the same in support of relevant WWF events and initiatives.

Commenting on the agreement, FIDIC chief executive Dr Nelson Ogunshakin said: “I am delighted that FIDIC has signed this key agreement with World Wildlife Fund that will see our two organisations work more closely together on sustainability issues. Given our respective areas of activity and influence, both FIDIC and WWF are keen to work together to advance common opportunities to support the development and understanding of best practices associated with sustainable infrastructure planning, design, development and delivery. This agreement will enable us to do just that and we are really looking forward to collaborating with WWF over the next three years.”

Evan Freund, senior director, sustainable infrastructure and finance at WWF-US, said: “The collaboration between WWF and FIDIC allows us to advance our shared objectives around the design, development and deployment of sustainable infrastructure. We are excited to leverage both FIDIC and WWF’s global reach and draw on the vast expertise within each organisation to further best practices in engineering, conservation and sustainable development. We look forward to working closely with FIDIC over the next three years in service of these shared interests.”

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