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The Resource Beyond the gap : how countries can afford the infrastructure they need while protecting the planet, Julie Roxenberg and Marianne Fay, Editors

Beyond the gap : how countries can afford the infrastructure they need while protecting the planet, Julie Roxenberg and Marianne Fay, Editors

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Beyond the gap : how countries can afford the infrastructure they need while protecting the planet
Title
Beyond the gap
Title remainder
how countries can afford the infrastructure they need while protecting the planet
Statement of responsibility
Julie Roxenberg and Marianne Fay, Editors
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
"Beyond the Gap: How Countries Can Afford the Infrastructure They Need while Protecting the Planet aims to shift the debate regarding investment needs away from a simple focus on spending more and toward a focus on spending better on the right objectives, using relevant metrics. It does so by offering a careful and systematic approach to estimating the funding needs to close the service gaps in water and sanitation, transportation, electricity, irrigation, and flood protection. Exploring thousands of scenarios, this report finds that funding needs depend on the service goals and policy choices of low- and middle-income countries and could range anywhere from 2 percent to 8 percent of GDP per year by 2030. Beyond the Gap also identifies a policy mix that will enable countries to achieve key international goals--universal access to water, sanitation, and electricity; greater mobility; improved food security; better protection from floods; and eventual full decarbonization--while limiting spending on new infrastructure to 4.5 percent of GDP per year. Importantly, the exploration of thousands of scenarios shows that infrastructure investment paths compatible with full decarbonization in the second half of the century need not cost more than more-polluting alternatives. Investment needs remain at 2 percent to 8 percent of GDP even when only the decarbonized scenarios are examined. The actual amount depends on the quality and quantity of services targeted, the timing of investments, construction costs, and complementary policies. Finally, investing in infrastructure is not enough; maintaining it also matters. Improving services requires much more than capital expenditure. Ensuring a steady flow of resources for operations and maintenance is a necessary condition for success. Good maintenance also generates substantial savings by reducing the total life-cycle cost of transport and water and sanitation infrastructure by more than 50 percent."--
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Roxenberg, Julie
  • Fay, Marianne
Series statement
Sustainable infrastructure references
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  • Infrastructure (Economics)
  • Sustainable development
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Beyond the gap : how countries can afford the infrastructure they need while protecting the planet, Julie Roxenberg and Marianne Fay, Editors
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview -- Making infrastructure needs assessments useful and relevant -- Water, sanitation, and irrigation -- Power -- Transport -- Flood protection -- Infrastructure and disruptive technologies
Control code
on1065977275
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 175 pages
Isbn
9781464813634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1065977275
Label
Beyond the gap : how countries can afford the infrastructure they need while protecting the planet, Julie Roxenberg and Marianne Fay, Editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview -- Making infrastructure needs assessments useful and relevant -- Water, sanitation, and irrigation -- Power -- Transport -- Flood protection -- Infrastructure and disruptive technologies
Control code
on1065977275
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 175 pages
Isbn
9781464813634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1065977275

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