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. 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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