Built for net zero

How can sustainable infrastructure deliver on low-carbon commitments?

Members event, Panel Recording
12 December 2022 — 6:00PM TO 7:00PM
Chatham House and Online

Built for net zero

— How can sustainable infrastructure deliver on low-carbon commitments?

Demand for sustainable infrastructure is increasing in scale and complexity as developed and developing countries seek to accelerate the transition to low-carbon economies while improving living standards for all.

Delivering on net zero will require significant public and private investment, with spending on physical assets alone requiring a yearly commitment of at least $7 trillion according to estimates by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).

To ensure the successful build-out of modern green infrastructure across target sectors from transport and energy to water, innovative financing and collaborative project delivery models are needed to support climate commitments, energy-efficiency, and sustainable living options.

This discussion examines how construction design and infrastructure strategies should evolve to deliver on sustainability goals, remain competitive, and maximize societal outcomes.

The discussion, supported by EY, explores these key questions: 

  • What are the main drivers and restraints for governments in delivering green infrastructure?

  • What is the role of investors in promoting sustainable infrastructure?

  • Where should investment be targeted for maximum impact?

  • Who are the key stakeholders that should be involved in infrastructure delivery and what does successful collaboration look like?

  • How can civil society and local governments play a greater role in urban design to deliver safe, resilient infrastructure with positive societal outcomes?

As with all members events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.

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