Sustainable Infrastructure

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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 Working Group 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.


Committee Members

Chief EconomistWorld Bank Group
Head of DivisionOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Head of GroupMercator Research Institute
Junior ResearcherTrade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
Head of SectionDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
ProfessorTongji University
Policy OfficerEuropean Commission
ProfessorUniversity of California San Diego
Chief of SectionOrganization of American States (OAS)
Senior Research FellowKorea Environment Institute (KEI)
Director of DivisionGreen Technology Center-Korea (GTC-K)
Vice PresidentDevelopment Alternatives (DA)
Director, Infrastructure and Cities for Economic DevelopmentPricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Professor, the Environmental Change InstituteUniversity of Oxford
Senior Advisor Green Finance, IUCN Netherlands
Vice President, Public Sector InitiativesWorld Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Research SpecialistUnited Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Director of ProgramInternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Research ProfessionalThe Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Professor of EconomicsToulouse School of Economics
Energy Project LeaderCentro Mario Molina (CMM)


The working group launched a call for papers which formed the basis for the 2017 GGKP Annual Conference



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