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Infrastructure 2019-03-04T06:23:18+00:00

Currently, many people do not have access to basic goods and services, which results in the exercise of their rights being limited. On the other hand, huge infrastructure developments have violated human rights and negatively impacted the environment.

In order to respond to the needs and interests of people and to global challenges, it is important to prioritize participation, transparency in decision-making and anti-corruption measures throughout the life cycle of the infrastructure work.

As part of the exchange process that will take part in this group, the following lines of debate are suggested:

  • Infrastructure finance: the role of infrastructure finance in the global economy, the implications of developing infrastructure as an asset class, and the promotion of PPPs as a central tool for financing.
  • Quality infrastructure: the social, human rights and environmental aspects of infrastructure projects, the role of project developers and financial institutions, and issues related to accountability and transparency. CSOs will also discuss how to hold companies and financial institutions accountable for their violations of rights in their operations across the supply chain, considering both legal and non-legal avenues.
Yuki Tanabe
Yuki Tanabe
Local coordinator, Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society – JACSES.
Petter Matthews
Petter Matthews
International coordinator, CoST: The Infrastructure Transparency Initiative.