Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) has explored new fields: the Arctic, by joining the Arctic Future Initiative; Informal Settlements Upgrade in Durban, partnering with Slum Dweller’s International (SDI); and the digital world, by partnering with Digital Infrastructure Investment (Di²). ecos, the implementing company of GIB joined forces with GIZ to promote Sustainable Infrastructure Standards, like SuRe®, in India, Indonesia and China.
The Coalition with Arctic Futures Initiative
It is a pleasure to announce that GIB is building a coalition with the Arctic Futures Initiative (AFI). AFI is an international, collaborative and inclusive initiative of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). A vast and rapid transformation of the Arctic and surrounding areas is taking place. AFI brings a systems analysis perspective to the future of the Arctic. The project will involve stakeholders, such as policy and businesses, in dialogue already from the planning stage, through implementation to final aims.
IIASA, a scientific research institute based in Vienna, Austria, founded in 1972, IIASA conducts policy-oriented research into problems of a global nature that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline.
MoU with Digital Infrastructure Investment
GIB is happy to announce that an Memorandum of Understanding with Digital Infrastructure Investment (Di²) was signed in 2018. As a first activity, GIB participated at Di²’s Digital Infrastructure Investment Summit 2018 on 12 March in Frankfurt. The summit offered an opportunity for network operators and asset owners to discuss investment and ?nancing of Digital Infrastructure. GIB made use of this opportunity by introducing the SuRe® Standard to the stakeholders engaged in digital infrastructure during a roundtable on “Accelerating Demand for Digital Infrastructure: Future Use Cases & Sustainability”.