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Offsets and Compensation for Global Infrastructure Development

Between 2015 and 2030, an estimated $90 trillion will need to be spent on new infrastructure assets, in order for transportation networks, energy, utilities, and other essential systems to keep pace with projected demand.[1] That is more than the value of the entire existing global infrastructure stock today. Two-thirds of it is needed in developing countries.

Infrastructure development is necessary to keep pace with growing populations, our current infrastructure’s depreciation, and the moral imperative to provide a basic modern standard of living for all people on this planet. But infrastructure development also means inevitable impacts to the other living creatures who share the planet with us.

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