International futures programme

Infrastructure needs: cross-sectoral foresight


Following reports published between 2005 and 2007 on infrastructure needs to 2030 in telecoms, water, power and land transport, the International Futures Programme has completed work on future investment needs of key international gateway infrastructures: ports, airports, and their inland connections.

Alternative Transport Fuel Infrastructures

Transport IFP/IEA/ITF workshop on developing infrastructure for alternative transport fuels and power-trains to 2020-2030-2050: A cross-country assessment of early stages of implementation on 30 November 2012, organised by IFP in cooperation with the International Energy Agency and the International Transport Forum.

Synthesis Report now available.

The following background reports may be accessed here:

50 Hydrogen Refueling Stations in Germany Within the Frame of the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology; Rechargeable Vehicles Infrastructure Deployment Policy:  French Case; New Business Models for Alternative Fuel and Alternative Powertrain vehicles: an infrastructure perspective; The Case of Infrastructure for Battery Electric Vehicles:  Italy; The way ahead for hydrogen in transport in Norway: Which lessons can be learned from the successful implementation of battery electric vehicles?; Biofuels Infrastructure in the United States: Current Status and Future Challenges; Current Status and Future View of EV/PHEV with Charging Infrastructure in Japan; De-risking Strategies for Alternative Fuel and Power-Train Infrastructure Development.



Strategic Transport Infrastructure Needs to 2030 (2012)

Infrastructure to 2030 (Volume 1): Telecom, Land Transport, Water and Electricity (2006)

Infrastructure to 2030 (Volume 2): Mapping Policy for Electricity, Water and Transport (2006


Transcontinental Infrastructure Needs to 2030/2050:
Case studies

Greater Copenhagen Area

Mumbai Gateway Area

Inland Hubs: Austria/Switzerland

"High North"/Barents


Northwest Europe Gateway Area - Port of Rotterdam

France's gateway ports and inland connections

Future Global Shocks

Systemic financial risk


Cyber risks

Geomagnetic storms

Social unrest

Anticipating extreme events

  Other reports

  Pension Funds Investment in Infrastructure: A Survey

  Review of the Italian National Civil Protection System






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