Sustainable Infrastructure

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ABOUT THE WORKING GROUP

Infrastructure investments can shape economic and environmental sustainability for decades to come. It is imperative to ensure that tomorrow's infrastructure investments address not only current needs, but also ensure system-wide resilience to natural and human-made disasters. Moreover, sustainable infrastructure is a key to the success of multiple national commitments including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate change commitments under the Paris Agreement and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. With deep uncertainties characterizing many of the factors at play in meeting these commitments, new and rigorous methods to support sustainable decision-making are essential to infrastructure development. The GGKP Sustainable Infrastructure Working Group, which was active from 2016-2017, supported a call for papers that resulted in over 170 research submissions. Of these, 40 papers formed the research backbone of the Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure at the World Bank in November 2017.

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)

RESEARCH PRIORITIES

The GGKP Sustainable Infrastructure Working Group lauched a call for papers that resulted in over 170 research submissions. Of these, 40 papers formed the research backbone of the Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure at the World Bank in November 2017.

 

RESOURCES

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