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‘Revitalising infrastructure investment’ was a focus at the recent G20 FMCBG meeting, and GI Hub-led work on sustainable investment and public infrastructure spending was endorsed.
The LTIIA's report on Climate-Resilient Infrastructure: How to scale up private investment examines the current state of climate-resilient infrastructure investment and brings forward recommendations and proposals.
Infrastructure is key to achieving fair and sustainable economic growth and climate targets. Three trends to stimulate the private sector to fund the large-scale change to enable infrastructure to reach its climate and development potential
The last decade has seen a growing investor appetite toward sustainable infrastructure investments. However, there are challenges to accelerating these investments at the speed and scale needed. In this article we explore two projects - the Tibar Bay Port in Timor-Leste and the Clean Ganga Program in India - that illustrate how these challenges can be overcome.
Ahead of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting this week, GI Hub CEO Marie Lam-Frendo provides insights into the actions we’re helping advance in our work with the G20.
The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) has announced the formation of a Technical Working Group of global infrastructure, finance, and climate experts to provide strategic advice to the G20 and GI Hub on a forthcoming framework that will offer new recommendations for scaling up private sector investment in sustainable infrastructure.
The infrastructure sector needs to make a fundamental shift from built solutions that address singular problems to those that address multiple transformative outcomes.
The pandemic increased inequalities among vulnerable people and highlighted gaps in access to financing and services in every country. Simultaneously, the climate crisis is still at ‘code red’. From every vantage point, it is clear that we need to get the most possible out of the unprecedented level of infrastructure as a stimulus.
Today, the GI Hub has launched a new resource that shows how G20 governments are spending the USD3.2 trillion in infrastructure as a stimulus.
India's infrastructure needed substantial investment to fulfill the demands of the growing economy. The Indian government introduced various initiatives to demonstrate domestic confidence to foreign investors, including Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) as an avenue for infrastructure developers to divest operational projects and reduce their leverage.
After 99% of Queensland was declared a natural disaster zone due to the cumulative effects of Cyclone Yasi and widespread flooding, the Australian Federal Government imposed a one-off levy to finance AUD1.8 billion to rebuild infrastructure.
The rapid growth in Indonesia’s urban areas required a rapid scale up in infrastructure investment. The Government of Indonesia set up Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund (IIGF) as a state-owned enterprise (SOE) to leverage private investments in infrastructure projects by providing government guarantees or credit enhancements to PPP projects.
The Contracts for Difference (CfD) were introduced as part of the UK's Electricity Market Reform to incentivise investment in secure, low-carbon electricity, improve the security of the UK’s electricity supply, and improve affordability for consumers.
New legislation helped enable construction of the Tsukuba Express Line for fast travel between central Tokyo and the nation’s largest research hub.
As the government of Saudi Arabia aimed to rapidly diversify its economy away from oil, there was an increased focus on sustainable strategies and growth of Islamic capital markets. With its Green Sukuk Framework, Saudi Electricity Company raised USD1.3 billion for low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure.
To help transition to a low-carbon green economy, China announced plans to grow a corporate green bond market, establishing pilot zones in five provinces and autonomous regions to inform national green finance policies.
The Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) was created in 2012 to provide focus and leadership to build a pipeline of executable public-private partnership projects to meet Chicago’s infrastructure needs, drive economic development, and create jobs.
Singapore's SolarNova program is a whole-of-government effort to accelerate the deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The government took the lead in rolling out the rooftop PV systems across public housing and government buildings in collaboration with solar developers.