Brookings Institution, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
Investments in sustainable infrastructure are lagging behind the needs described and those that are being made are not as sustainable as they should be. This is partly because such infrastructure is long-term, requires large upfront investments, and generates cash flows only after many years. The report Delivering On Sustainable Infrastructure For Better Development And Better Climate assesses the constraints that are holding back the scaling of sustainable infrastructure and how to vastly expand infrastructure while avoiding the mistakes of the past.
Brookings Institution, New Climate Economy (NCE), London School of Economics and Political Science
This paper has been developed to inform discussions on smart infrastructure development and financing as part of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and climate processes in 2015. The article is designed to respond to five questions.