Why Infrastructure is Central to Achieving a More Resource-efficient Future

Over the past five decades, the world has seen exponential economic growth that has built upon the extraction and use of natural resources, based on linear economic models that follow a “take, make, dispose” pathway. “Siloed” and “project-by-project” approaches to planning that consider infrastructure assets and sectors in isolation of others often result in inefficient service delivery. Integrated, systems-level approaches can help to increase the resource efficiency of infrastructure as a key driver of sustainable development.

Source: IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub – RSS Feed

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