762 results found
The recording is now available for the GI Hub and International Finance Corporation (IFC) webinar ‘Infrastructure for the recovery: Innovation for de-risking greenfield investment’, the third in the series New Deals: Funding solutions for the future of infrastructure.
Technological innovation could fill 60% of the infrastructure investment gap, but first we need to address the barriers to financing. On 17 November 2021, the GI Hub is hosting Financing InfraTech for the Climate Transition to explore solutions to galvanise infrastructure technology adoption at scale.
The Pensions Infrastructure Platform was developed to facilitate long-term investment in UK infrastructure by pension schemes. It was established by UK pension schemes to operate and invest for pension schemes. It allows pension schemes of all sizes to invest in national infrastructure projects by pooling resources into a single investment fund.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) launched the Green Economy Transition (GET) approach in 2015 to accelerate investments that drive environmental benefits. Following the severe impact of the COVID-19 health emergency, a new GET 2.0 was proposed to contribute to a green economic recovery post-COVID-19.
Due to rising energy prices, the Dutch Government has placed emphasis on meeting national energy performance objectives through the reduction of fossil fuel consumption. The Dutch Government is seeking innovative solutions to deliver more energy and cost-efficient buildings, as well as achieving Net Zero Energy buildings by 2020. The retrofits include installation of rooftop solar panels and other insulation technologies.
The City of Paris has used Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) to refurbish 240 schools in two phases, with a third phase now underway. The refurbishments, tailored to each school, include window renovations and the installation of LED lighting, sensors, insulation and new boiler systems.
Euro Property Assessed Clean Energy (EuroPACE) is a scalable on-tax financing model to support the deployment of energy saving and generation technologies to European households and the EU’s clean energy transition. The scheme is inspired by the successful US PACE scheme that was introduced in 2008, which resulted in over USD4.7 billion in funded projects, over 200,000 homes over the past four years. Private capital is deployed as upfront financing to homeowners which is repaid through an additional special “assessment” payment on its property tax bill for a specified term.
In the Netherlands, the regulatory requirement is that the surface layer of asphalt roads have a whole-of-life span of six years. Currently, 60% of rubble from broke-up old roads can be reused in the construction of new roads, however increasing that percentage of reuse is mostly improbable due to stability and safety concerns. Dura Vermeer, a Dutch construction, infrastructure, and engineering business, has developed the technology to create top layer asphalt which can last up to 15 years (twice as long as current asphalt roads), but costs 10% more than regular asphalt roads.
Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas (JESSICA) is a partnership between the Council of European Development Bank (CEDB) and the European Investment Fund, which has provided EUR2.1b (USD2.5b) in co-investment in circular economy projects since 2015. The EU JESSICA Urban Development Funds (UDF) contain financial contributions from EU member states, cities, and other public and/or private sources. These are invested in the form of equity, loans, and guarantees for projects that support sustainable urban development and regeneration in cities.
This month the GIobal Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) was delighted to participate in the second Africa Infrastructure Fellowship Program (AIFP). The capacity-building program is designed to upskill African government infrastructure specialists, enabling them to facilitate increased investment in a pipeline of new, sustainable infrastructure that has positive social and economic impact in African communities.
The GI Hub today launches Improving Delivery Models, an initiative that showcases proven delivery model improvements that enhance the quality of infrastructure. Many of the challenges faced in delivering infrastructure can be traced back to the early-stage processes of choosing the delivery model and structuring the project.
Cities are at the forefront of the pandemic crisis and are key players in the fight to achieve net-zero emissions targets. The recovery choices they make today will set urban agendas for years to come.
Cities are at the forefront of the pandemic crisis and are key players in the fight to achieve net-zero emissions targets, but they lack funding for essential services and infrastructure. Examples from recent projects demonstrate ways to increase support from private investors.
Infrastructure is one of the least technologically transformed sectors of the economy and there is a global consensus that our industry needs innovation to solve big challenges like the resilience of infrastructure during future pandemics, the rise of climate change, urbanisation, and an ageing population
The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) gathered for their fourth official meeting under the Italian G20 Presidency on 13 October 2021. Today, the results of the discussion were shared in the official Communiqué of the meeting and the Fourth Progress Report on the G20 Action Plan.
A new GI Hub initiative, launching in November 2021, tracks the amount of infrastructure as a stimulus announced by G20 governments and presents data insights that will help governments, investors, multilateral development banks, and project directors achieve transformative outcomes from infrastructure in the post-COVID-19 recovery.
Watch the GI Hub and International Finance Corporation (IFC) webinar ‘Green recovery for cities: What role can the private sector play’, the second in the series 'New Deals: Funding solutions for the future of infrastructure'. The discussion explored green recovery solutions and highlighted lessons learnt from two projects.
Join the GI Hub and IFC for Session 3 in the webinar series 'New Deals: Funding solutions for the future of infrastructure'. This session will include an expert panel discussion of innovations for de-risking greenfield investment.
Long term private investors have long started investing in those assets, but the potential - and the need - for more and better private investment remains huge. Drawing on the vast pool of experience and contributions of LTIIA members, this report analyses the current constraints and current challenges limiting institutional investors’ share of the market.
The Belgrade Waste-to-Energy project is cleaning up one of Europe’s largest uncontrolled landfills and constructing a new, sustainable waste-management complex. It is one of the first large-scale, bankable, private sector waste-to-energy projects in emerging markets. Using a competitive dialogue with five pre-qualified bidders, the City of Belgrade - with the support of IFC acting as a PPP advisor - could offer a bankable DBFO contract bundling the remediation of the landfill (including the management of legacy pollution) with the development of revenue-generating greenfield assets.
How can we drive infrastructure delivery reforms? Join GI Hub and Jacobs on 26 October for the launch webinar of our newest initiative, Improving Delivery Models.