Greening the infrastructure gap across Asia

Asia’s public coffers can’t pay for all the region’s infrastructure needs. Building it green may fill the investment gap and alleviate global warming.

If Asia is to maintain its growth momentum, then there needs to be a huge investment in transport, communication and power infrastructure. According to the Asian Development Bank ADB, it will take $1.7 trillion per year to finance theprojects and build them sustainability.

It will take the combined efforts of public and private finance to realise those aims but Asian habits must also change if the region is to both supply the projects to attract international investors and mobilise its own private capital to play a part.

That change has started.

There is undoubted political will to embrace sustainability in infrastructure and create...

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