Think Week 2015: Sustainable Infrastructure Development

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Beijing, China
02/11/2015 - 06/11/2015

Think Week 2015: Sustainable Infrastructure Development

Sustainable Infrastructure

Think Week 2015: Sustainable Infrastructure Development

The Economic Policy Forum hosted this year’s Think Week on November 02 – 06, 2015, in Beijing, focusing on ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Development – Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Economies’. During two days of roundtable discussions issues such as incentivising investments, the role of the private sector for effective implementation, interregional corridors and quantifying sustainability were addressed. The workshop drew on the topic’s importance in the light of the 2030 Agenda, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and a new international Climate Action Framework to be signed at COP21 as well as ongoing discussions within the G20 on how to support the implementation and evaluation of sustainable infrastructure.

Policy experts, academics and business representatives developed themes for continued joint research in order to put forward key messages and policy recommendations to international policy processes. Following the roundtable discussions participants had the opportunity to visit some of the key policy institutions in Beijing.


Agenda – Think Week 2015


Think Week Handbook
Participants’ Handbook

Working Papers

Enabling Environments for Sustainable Enterprises
Failure of PPP in India
Incentivizing private sector investments into sustainable infrastructure
Infrastructure in Bangladesh
Interregional Corridors
Large Infrastructure Projects in the Brazilian Amazon
Setting the Right Policies to Attract Investment
The Lack of Infrastrucutre as an Obstacle to Trade and Productive Integration in South America


Session 1 – Bhattacharya – PPT Driving Sustainable Development Through Better Infrastructure

Session 2 – Fernandez – PPT ICA
Session 2 – Schmidt – PPT Incentivizing Private Investment
Session 2 – Silva – PPT Effective Implementation of Sustainable Infrastructure
Session 2 – Zhang Xiang – PPT CHINCAs Role in Sustainable Infrastructure Development

Session 3 – Inan – PPT Enhancing development through trade connectivity
Session 3 – ZhangWencai – PPT Interregional Corridors Infrastructure and Development: A Regional Perspective

Session 4 – Behr – PPT Sustainable Return on Investment Process
Session 4 – Contreras – PPT Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure
Session 4 – Hardik – PPT Quantifying the Sustainability of Infrastructure Project
Session 4 – Ramirez – PPT CIDAC
Session 4 – Behr – PPT Sustainable Return on Investment Process

Session 5 – Branco – PPT Infrastructure Projects Sustainability
Session 5 – Gormez – PPT Chinas Capacity To Support Global Potential Growth
Session 5 – Owusu-Sekyere – PPT Setting the right policies to attract infrastructure investment