Mobilizing Private Investment in Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure
6 February 2012
OECD Headquarters, Paris
Summary Report (includes list of participants)
This expert meeting supports an OECD project that promotes good practice policies for encouraging private sector investment in low-carbon climate-resilient (LCCR) infrastructure. The project entails synthesis and analysis of policies and practices in OECD and non-OECD countries, with deeper insights drawn from case studies. One working paper will be produced, in a series of papers in this work area exploring good practice in policy design, implementation and government practices.
The meeting brought together outside experts to share experience and gather empirical evidence about financial and market barriers to LCCR infrastructure investment. It aimed to help project leaders access experience and on-the-ground knowledge about a variety of policies, instruments and practices designed to overcome LCCR investment barriers in different country contexts and selected sectors (in particular transportation). A case study of LCCR investment in Mexico was explored through the workshop, drawing upon expertise in transportation, public-private partnerships, infrastructure risk assessment, and climate change adaptation. It was designed as a small, informal and interactive expert discussion.
Partial grant funding for this event has been kindly provided by the government of the United Kingdom.
Welcoming remarks: Jan Corfee-Morlot and Chris Kennedy, OECD
Session I. Towards Low-Carbon Climate-Resilient Infrastructure
Session II. Infrastructure for Climate Change Adaptation
Presentations: Stephane Hallegatte, World Bank; Michael Mullan, OECD
Session III. Public-Private Partnerships for LCCR Infrastructure
Presentation: Joop Koppenjan, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Session IV. Evaluating Investor Risk in Infrastructure Projects
Presentation: Mike Wilkins, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
Session V. Applying the LCCR Framework to the Transportation Sector: Towards Good Practice
David Banister, Oxford University
Session VI. Mexico Case Study
Adriana Lobo and Salvador Herrera, CTS Mexico: Preliminary Outline of an LCCR Transportation Case Study for Mexico.
Closing remarks: Chris Kennedy, OECD
For further information or queries, contact:
i) Chris Kennedy (christopher.kennedy[at]oecd.org ; +33 1 45 24 82 83 - project leader)
ii) Geraldine Ang (geraldine.ang[at]oecd.org ; +33 1 45 25 83 78 - meeting logistics)
Related documents (non-OECD):
How Europe's Initiative To Stimulate Infrastructure Project Bond Financing Could Affect Ratings (Standard & Poor's Global Credit Portal, May 2011)
Can Capital Markets Bridge The Climate Change Financing Gap? (Standard & Poor's Global Credit Portal, October 2010)