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  • Mitigating the Impacts of Development Corridors on Biodiversity: A Global Review

    This research analysed peer reviewed literature on development corridors, in response to three key questions:(i) how impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services are assessed; (ii) what mitigation measures are discussed to manage these impacts; and (iii) to what extent do these measures approximate to best practice. Conclusive evidence suggests from this analysis that academic literature on development corridors does not give sufficient consideration to comprehensive mitigation of biodiversity impacts. To change this, impact assessment research needs to acknowledge the complexity of such multi-project and multi-stakeholder initiatives, quantify biodiversity losses due to the full suite of their potential direct, indirect and cumulative impacts, and follow all the steps of the mitigation hierarchy impact framework.
  • Key Messages presentation

    Key findings and lessons learned from across the research and capacity building initiatives of the Development Corridors Partnership
  • Making Infrastructure Resource Efficient

    This policy brief identifies a critical need to decouple economic growth from the extraction and use of natural resources. Infrastructure development is particularly resource intensive, and contributes heavily to the global material footprint. Increasing the resource efficiency of infrastructure can be a major driver of the transition to sustainable development. It is now vital that policymakers and planners recognize the interlinkages between natural resources, material resource use, and the diverse and complex systems of infrastructure that are required to support economic and human development.
  • Water security in the Standard Gauge Railway corridor in Kenya

    The DCP, through its Kenyan partners the African Conservation Centre (ACC) and the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) – University of Nairobi, conducted a series of webinars led by the researchers within the partnership, who shared their insights from ongoing work. In this session, Dr Catherine Sang and panel discuss the incorporation of effective social and environmental safeguards, based on examples from the SGR infrastructure development, that ensure sustainable outcomes. Specifically, they address water security issues and implications in the SGR corridor of Kenya.
  • Mitigating the impacts of development corridors on biodiversity: a global review (ACLIE Presentation)

    Presentation by Diego Juffe Bignoli at the African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology (2021) on 'Mitigating the impacts of development corridors on biodiversity:a global review', in association with the research paper of the same name. A further case study of the Strategic Environmental Assessment situation for Mtwara development corridor is detailed.
  • Assessing River Basin Development Given Water-Energy-Food-Environment Interdependencies

    This research studied a major river basin in Tanzania, the Rufiji, which has multiple uses and complex interdependencies as it supplies a high proportion of the country’s electricity through hydropower, supports the agricultural livelihoods of millions of farmers, and masses of biodiversity as it flows through several wildlife parks. The consequences of decisions in the Rufiji basin cut across many sectors and can be hard to predict and even harder to communicate to non-specialist decision-makers. Examples provided show how a nexus approach can reveal that a country’s food imports are associated with unsustainable agricultural practices and where the use of innovative modelling and visualisation techniques can provide opportunities to convey the complex outcomes of decisions, capturing alternative perspectives and values.
  • Future proofing infrastructure to address the climate, biodiversity, and pollution crises

    The brief reviews the impacts of climate change on infrastructure and the impacts of infrastructure on society and the environment (in particular, biodiversity loss and pollution). It provides guidance on how businesses that build public or private infrastructure can increase their resilience and drive innovation in the future.
  • South-South Cooperation in action: Stories of success

    In March 2019, during the Second United Nations High-Level Conference on South-South cooperation (SSC) and called for greater South-South cooperation to achieve sustainable development. This pamphlet, featuring the Development Corridors Partnership as a case study, showcases UNEP’s engagement in this approach through a variety of projects and initiatives conducted over the past few years. Key lessons learned in the implementation of these projects can help us to better structure and implement South-South and triangular cooperation.
  • Prioritizing and conserving wildlife corridors in Kenya: when, where and why it matters

    A short presentation by Dr Tobias Nyumba about the need to prioritize and conserve wildlife corridors in Kenya.
  • Mainstreaming ecosystem-based adaptation into climate resilience strategies for informal settlements in Windhoek, Namibia

    This policy brief outlines recommendations for City of Windhoek's, Namibia, first city-specific Integrated Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (ICCSAP), with a focus on climate adaptation and mitigation measures to ensure the inclusion of marginalized and under-serviced communities
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Synthesis resources

The diverse development corridor research carried out by the DCP has been synthesised into many accessible outputs to help different stakeholders access the most relevant evidence to improve their decision-making. These key outputs can be found below:

Making Infrastructure Resource Efficient

This policy brief identifies a critical need to decouple economic growth from the extraction and use of natural resources. Infrastructure development is particularly resource intensive, [...]