The sustainable infrastructure imperative: financing for better growth and development – the 2016 new climate economy report

Investing in sustainable infrastructure is the growth story of the future and the global South will account for two thirds  of global infrastructure investment (or  about US$4 trillion per year). This new infrastructure offers a great opportunity to “leapfrog” the inefficient, sprawling and polluting systems of the past

A new report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate calls on governments and finance institutions to scale up and shift investment for sustainable infrastructure as a fundamental strategy to spur growth. Investing in sustainable infrastructure is key to tackling the three central challenges facing the global community: reigniting growth, delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals, and reducing climate risk in line with the Paris Agreement.

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