This report sets out the policy and investment priorities for growth that that is strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive, and will result in efficient, liveable cities; low-carbon, smart and resilient infrastructure; and the restoration of degraded lands while protecting valuable forests. It focuses on five key economic systems: energy, cities, food and land use, water, and industry.
Better Cities, Better Growth: India's urban opportunity provides new analysis across 479 Indian cities – using an innovative combination of satellite data of night-time lights, census, environmental, and economic data – which demonstrates a clear link between more compact, connected urba
Investing in sustainable infrastructure is key to tackling the three central challenges facing the global community: reigniting growth, delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals, and reducing climate risk in line with the Paris Agreement. This report identifies the main barriers to financing sustainable infrastructure and builds an action agenda to overcome them, including: tackle fundamental price distortions through fossil fuel subsidy reform and carbon pricing; strengthen policy frameworks and institutional capacities; transform the financial system to deliver the scale and quality of investment; and ramp up investments in clean technology R&D and deployment.
Sustainable transport systems are crucial for underpinning the economic performance and prosperity of nations. They are also critical for tackling global climate change and reducing local air pollution. This is particularly the case in the world’s urban areas.
Increasing global demand for food and the need to address climate change risk make it ever more urgent to both protect ecosystems and use land more productively and efficiently. Brazil is a key player in this context and has made significant gains in recent decades.