HomeRI ResourceEcofinListed vs Private Infrastructure: Closing the gap in a decarbonising world
Research and White Paper

Throughout history, infrastructure development has been a necessary as well as a key enabling factor for economic growth. Today more than ever, the urgency to mitigate the consequences from centuries of expanding prosperity (think climate change) and accommodate rapidly increasing mobility, urbanisation and digitalisation, commands the need for more (and better) infrastructure.

The bulk of the infrastructure that we live with, particularly in OECD countries, was built post WW II in the 1950s and 1960s. Since then, Government spending on infrastructure has been declining, from 6-7% of GDP in the U.S. to 2%-3% in the U.S., Europe and Japan today (see chart 1). Hence the need today to replace ageing infrastructure, on top of the investments required by the fast emergence of new forms of energy.

CATEGORIES: Commentary Environmental ASSET CLASSES Asset Classes: Infrastructure Commentary: Market Analysis Environmental: Carbon