This past year has provided one reminder after another not only of the connections between human individuals and societies but also of the tightly woven fabric of the systems in which we exist. The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the world awake to this reality, but the climate has been whispering the news to us for [...]
How Does HUD’s Environmental Review Process Ensure Projects Will Not Have a Negative Impact on the Environment?
HUD’s environmental review process (24 CFR Part 58) is a major cross-cutting requirement for providing federal grants and future projects. It conforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires federal agencies to comply with federal and state environmental laws and consider in the planning process how their projects may impact social, cultural, economic, [...]
Public-Private partnerships play an increasingly vital role in the world of international development and will be one of the primary means through which the 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, ratified by the UN General Assembly, will be achieved by 2030. One such example is USAID’s Public Private Partnership for Responsible Land-Based Investment project, which is [...]