In November 2020, the Senior Officials of the UN Environment Management Group (“EMG”) agreed to establish a Consultative Process on Sustainable Infrastructure to strengthen the coordination of UN-system support to Member States in this area of work. In this context, it was decided that there should be a follow-up to the 2019 EMG Nexus Dialogue on Sustainable Infrastructure for the SDGs and advancing EMG Members’ shared interest and expertise in sustainable infrastructure.

Against this background, the UN Environment Management Group, in close collaboration with the UN Environment Programme’s Sustainable Infrastructure Investment Team, the UN Development Programme and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), will organize a Nexus Dialogue on “Investing in Natural Infrastructure”, with a proposed focus on how natural infrastructure can deliver on the SDGs while stimulating economies and building the resilience of infrastructure systems in the COVID-19 recovery context.