Introducing the Transition Pathways for Sustainable Infrastructure
Today the GI Hub has released Transition Pathways to Sustainable Infrastructure, a new resource to help governments shape future infrastructure to meet global climate targets and the UN Sustainable Development Goals with practical, accessible research and open consultations.
To commence our work in this area, we analysed more than 250 long-term national infrastructure plans of 25 G20 economies, finding that USD11.5 trillion is planned for investment in infrastructure between 2020 and 2030.
After mapping policy and investment data from these plans to 15 transition pathways, we’ve distilled the actions that need to be taken now to meet climate targets and SDGs. The transition pathways we’ve identified look beyond decarbonisation to encompass all infrastructure sectors and subsectors, across all stages of the infrastructure lifecycle.
The research released today allows government and industry decisionmakers to review how G20 economies are planning for and investing in the climate transition and SDGs. This information can be used to compare and benchmark solutions, and generate ideas for inclusion in the infrastructure planning process.
Over the coming weeks and months, we will continue to evolve this work as the climate transition accelerates, governments and industry develop more technological solutions, and infrastructure becomes more digitalised. We are seeking feedback and partnerships in a number of areas, and we encourage you to contact us if you’d like to contribute.
Visit the website to explore the transition pathways for sustainable infrastructure, and learn how you can contribute.