The Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association announced today that it has launched a pilot program to provide research, investment and implementation support to volunteering countries on the investment portion of their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), as well as a structured support system for investment implementation for qualifying countries. Deborah Zurkow, LTIIA Board Member and Head of Infrastructure Debt at Allianz Global Investors made the announcement during the COP21 summit in Paris.

LTIIA’s interactive consultative process will be led by a task force comprised of LTIIA members, who will begin work sessions at COP 21 until the COP 22 to be held in Morocco.

The Association also announced the publication of its Environmental, Social and Governance Handbook for Long Term Investors in Infrastructure. Compiled with LTIIA members’ contributions and in partnership with UN-PRI, the handbook includes practical summaries of best practices, relevant standards and tools regarding the ESG aspects of long-term investing in infrastructure.

More information can be found in the attached press-release. PEI and other media provided additional coverage for the event.