Infrastructure for climate action

By providing quantitative evidence of the influence of infrastructure on sustainable development and climate mitigation and adaptation, Infrastructure for Climate Action highlights the key role that infrastructure plays in fostering climate compatible development. For delivering on the potential of infrastructure to contribute to achieving goals set out in global agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals or the Paris Agreement on Climate change, the publication emphasizes the need for taking a holistic, systematic and integrated approach to infrastructure development. This will ensure that the right sustainable infrastructure is done well and that investments in infrastructure development prioritize mutual benefits across the agendas of sustainable development, climate mitigation and adaptation. For guiding practitioners towards achieving this goal, the publication identifies and demonstrates a variety of sector-specific actions that foster climate compatible development throughout the infrastructure lifecycle. For further illustration, the publication presents various case studies.

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