Policy-makers and investors around the world lack authoritative data about nature-based infrastructure (NBI). Our database aims to tackle this issue by organizing and presenting data in a user-friendly way to help them find and understand the data they need to value NBI.
The interactive database contains data about the performance and costs of NBI; the environmental, social, and governance-related externalities of infrastructure; as well as direct costs and climate risks. It includes the outputs from our NBI SAVi assessments. Specifically, it covers the costs and benefits of NBI under multiple climate and policy scenarios. It also includes costs and benefits of built infrastructure that provides similar services as NBI. Decision-makers can use this information to quickly compare results across studies. The data can be filtered and sorted for easier viewing, and the full database is available for download.
We cover a variety of different types of NBI, such as wetlands, urban storm water infrastructure, and agroforestry. The database will be updated as we learn more in our valuations.