LIECHTENSTEIN INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT
Time is of the essence for sustainable development and resilience: we make the rapid deployment of regenerative infrastructure work.
WHO WE ARE
We at Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development help prepare private and public entities to become more resilient to climatic, energetic and economic changes. We guide their transformation in a manner, which increases both the ecological and economic value of their infrastructure to mitigate against and adapt to climate change. We develop urban and regional energy master plans and provide sustainability advice on urban development projects. A particularly important aspect of our work is geared towards effective strategic and operational large-scale urban development advice.
We formed in response to a global recognition that major planetary indicators point not only to a necessary transformation in human settlement development and search for rapid strategies in fighting climate change tipping points and biodiversity collapse but also to the need to strengthen factors critical for human civilisation, its prosperity, innovation and development.
We recognise that isolated sustainable approaches are prone to slow uptake, errors and even failure. It pursues Rapid Regenerative Infrastructure Deployment (RRID) by integrating science, engineering, economics and finance with city, regional and infrastructure design, community planning and development.
We work for cities, towns, regional organisations, international aid bodies and private companies focused on the business of sustainable urban and regional development. Each project, every initiative is pursued with meticulous care, energy and attention to the need of client organisations, companies and communities. We do not apply standard techniques: each approach is custom tailored to specific needs and objectives, using global best practice and expertise.
Local and international experts form our core, provide guidance and leadership. They work together in sourcing and managing projects, based on tailored agreements. Our experts have worked with regions, cities and towns, local, state and national governments, the IEA, IPCC, UNDP, UNECE, UN Habitat and a number of other international organisations.
Call for Renewable Energy Policies & Projects
Showcase your city’s renewable energy action, share your insights and be featured in the First Edition REN21 Renewables in Cities Global Status Report!
Does your city have a target, policy or innovative business model integrating renewable energy in buildings, industry, transport or power grids? How is your city mobilizing finance and involving citizens in renewable energy projects? REN21 invites you to share your renewable energy stories and actions and be part of the collaborative effort to create the first global report on renewable energy in cities.
There are two ways to get involved: fill in the questionnaire, available on (in English); or send REN21 any relevant data you might have (e.g. pdf, excel, webpage) directly via email to (in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish). Deadline is 18 March 2019.
Thanks for your contribution – your city will be featured on the REN21 web portal and your contribution will be acknowledged in the final report!
Appointed as Special Advisor to REN21
Peter Droege has been appointed as Special Advisor to the Paris-based organisation REN21 (www.ren21.net). It issues the Renewable Energy Global Status Report each year, and, from this year, the Renewables in Cities Global Status Report.
LISD cohosts UNCRD event
LISD has been chosen by the United Nations Center for Rgional Development (UNCRD) in Nagoya, Japan, to co-organize a daylong event on the Economic Benefits of Sustainable Transport, held at the beginning of the 12th Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia (EST 12), 28-31 October 2019 in Hanoi. For this special event LISD and its director Peter Droege will contribute a keynote paper and guide the programming, with and on behalf of UNCRD. Peter Droege will also present on the topic of Renewable Transport Systems for Cities and Communities.
EST 12 will be jointly held by Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Hanoi People’s Committee, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD).
New LISD Publication: Urban Energy Transition – Renewable Strategies for Cities and Regions, 2nd Edition
Urban Energy Transition, 2nd edition, is the definitive science and practice-based compendium of energy transformations in the global urban system. This volume is a timely and rich resource for all, as citizens, companies and their communities, from remote villages to megacities and metropolitan regions, rapidly move away from fossil fuel and nuclear power, to renewable energy as civic infrastructure investment, source of revenue and prosperity, and existential resilience strategy.
“An excellent and timely resource for practice, policy, teaching and research. This a fresh and sweeping, rigorously scientific and yet extraordinarily applied and practical look at a rising global phenomenon: renewable energy for cities and regions. Beautifully illustrated in full colour, this instills great optimism for this rapidly urbanizing planet, still all too dependent of fossil fuel, and therefore precariously slipping towards climate calamity.“ Elsevier Verified Reviewer.
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