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The Sustainable Infrastructure Research Committee is tasked with identifying knowledge gaps on issues related to sustainable infrastructure and supporting the development of thematic analytical papers to help catalyze knowledge generation to address these gaps. Currently, the Committee is managing a Call for Papers launched in January that will form the research basis for the 2017 GGKP Annual Conference at the World Bank.

Committee Members

Chief Economist, Sustainable Development, World Bank
Head, Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division, Environment Directorate, OECD
Head, Land-use, Infrastructure, and Transport Group, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
Junior Researcher in Sustainable Development, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
Head of Infrastructure Section (Energy, Water, and Mobility) - Deutsche Gesellschaft für international Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Professor, Department of Public Administration, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University
Policy Officer, Directorate of Climate Action and Resource Efficiency, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Senior Adviser, The Growth Dialogue
Chief, Sustainable Communities, Hazard Risk, and Climate Change Section, Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States
Senior Research Fellow, Korea Environment Institute (KEI)
Director, Global Strategy Division, GTC-K
Vice President, Development Alternatives Group
Director, Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development, PwC
Professor, the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Senior Advisor Green Finance, IUCN Netherlands
Vice President, Public Sector Initiatives, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Research Specialist, Economy and Trade Branch, UN Environment
Director, Energy (ENE) Program, IIASA
Research Professional, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Professor of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics
Energy Project Leader, Centro Mario Molina (CMM)

ABOUT THE COMMITTEE

Infrastructure investments have long term consequences and can shape development paths for decades to come. It is thus imperative to not only address existing gaps in infrastructure but to also ensure system-wide resilience to natural and human-made disasters, and climate variability. Moreover, sustainable infrastructure will be critical to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate change commitments made under the Paris Agreement. With deep uncertainties characterizing many of the factors at play in making these decisions, finding new and rigorous methods to support decision-making in the planning and design of infrastructure is essential. The GGKP Sustainable Infrastructure Research Committee is tasked with identifying knowledge gaps on issues related to sustainable infrastructure and supporting the development of thematic analytical papers to help catalyse knowledge generation to address these gaps.

The 2017 GGKP Annual Conference will be held on the theme of sustainable infrastructure and hosted by the World Bank. Currently, the Committee is managing a Call for Papers launched in January that will form the research basis for the 2017 GGKP Annual Conference. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The Call for Papers for the 2017 GGKP Annual Conference is available here. A preliminary version of the paper must be sent, in PDF format, to (sustainableinfra@worldbank.org) by 15 June 2017. Extended abstracts will be considered but preference will be given to completed papers. Decisions will be taken and authors informed by 31 July 2017.

A full list of resources on green growth and sustainable infrastructure can be accessed through the GGKP's "Cities", "Government Procurement", and "Risk & Resilience" theme pages or through the GGKP's resource library