Overview of Sustainable Infrastructure Investment

  • Sustainable infrastructure is at the center of the three challenges the global community is facing: reigniting global growth, delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals, protecting the future of the planet.

    Investing in sustainable infrastructure will boost global demand and activity in the short term and lay foundations for sustained long-term growth.

    Sustainable infrastructure is important for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals through the opportunities that it creates for inclusive growth and access to basic services.

    A large part of carbon emissions emanate from investment in the use of infrastructure.  Choices in the design and use of infrastructure have long-lived and difficult to reverse impacts on the carbon, land, and water intensity of future patterns of development.

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    Bibliographic information:
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Document created by Jieun Kim, 23 pages.

  • Additional Information:
  • This document was made by specialist Jieun Kim from Asian region for the case studies about key sustainable infrastructure investments. The research based on the best practices from merely countries of the global south according to the key sectors for green infrastructure investments such as electricity, transport, buildings, water and waste.

  • Date of publication:
  • 10.05.2016
  • Rights:
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft  für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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