World Wildlife Fund and FIDIC sign global collaboration agreement

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World Wildlife Fund and FIDIC to work together on sustainable infrastructure planning, design, development and delivery. 

Ahead of COP26, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and FIDIC have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding to work together to develop best practices and potential funding approaches for more sustainable infrastructure around the world. 

Under the agreement both organisations will work together to develop a ‘playbook’ identifying best practices and approaches to advancing sustainable infrastructure development, using cases derived from projects and activities relevant to WWF and FIDIC’s respective portfolios and those of their partners and members.

Both organisations will also seek partnership opportunities covering speaking engagements, participation in global conventions and joint publication of reports and papers. Where appropriate, they will also seek funding opportunities to advance the these 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 OBE said: “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, added: “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 of within each organisation to further best practices in engineering, conservation and sustainable development.”