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OECD-projekt Transcontinental Infrastructure (OECD Project: Transcontinental Infrastructure)

Sponsors, duration, budget: Vägverket ; 2009-03-01 -- 2010-12-31 ; 140000 kronorRegistration number:
  • Vägverket AL90 B 2009:7433
Subject(s): Abstract: The purpose of this Project is to bring together experts from the public and private sector to take stock of the long-term opportunities and challenges facing transcontinental infrastructure worldwide, (ports, airports, rail corridors, pipelines) and to put forward a set of policy proposals to OECD Governments which aim to enhance infrastructures’ contribution to economic and social development in the years to come. This Project follows on from work recently completed by the Futures Project on Infrastructure Needs to 2030 which covered telecoms, water, electricity and surface transport, but did not include ports, airports and other major infrastructures crossing or connecting continents. Objectives 1. Assess growth prospects in international trade and movements of people to 2025/2030, examining in particular flows between and across continents, but also other forces (population, income levels, impacts of climate change, etc.).shaping future economic growth and developments in infrastructure. 2. Assess current and planned capacity of ports, airports, transcontinental rail routes, oil and gas pipelines, with a view to identifying future capacity shortfalls, critical congestion points, and vulnerability to risk of major disruption. 3. Provide, under a range of different assumptions, estimates of the level of infrastructure investment required in these activities to 2030. 4. Identify and discuss the most critical issues that may affect the short and longer term prospects of these infrastructure sectors: those which are mostly policy dependent, and those which are mostly independent of policy. 5. Explore traditional and new funding models in order to identify the most promising approaches and highlight the conditions required for successful models to emerge. 6. Draw implications regarding the supportive measures that could be put in place to foster the development of promising business models and reduce obstacles to their successful implementation 7. Identify what measures governments and international bodies could take to provide a policy framework – legal, regulatory and institutional – which would be more conducive to the development of transcontinental infrastructures. (Svenskat referat saknas).Abstract: OECD Futures Project on Transcontinental Infrastructure Needs to 2030: Ports, Airports, Rail Corridors, Oil and Gas Pipelines Purpose The purpose of this Project is to bring together experts from the public and private sector to take stock of the long-term opportunities and challenges facing transcontinental infrastructure worldwide, (ports, airports, rail corridors, pipelines) and to put forward a set of policy proposals to OECD Governments which aim to enhance infrastructures’ contribution to economic and social development in the years to come. This Project follows on from work recently completed by the Futures Project on Infrastructure Needs to 2030 which covered telecoms, water, electricity and surface transport, but did not include ports, airports and other major infrastructures crossing or connecting continents. Objectives 1. Assess growth prospects in international trade and movements of people to 2025/2030, examining in particular flows between and across continents, but also other forces (population, income levels, impacts of climate change, etc.).shaping future economic growth and developments in infrastructure. 2. Assess current and planned capacity of ports, airports, transcontinental rail routes, oil and gas pipelines, with a view to identifying future capacity shortfalls, critical congestion points, and vulnerability to risk of major disruption. 3. Provide, under a range of different assumptions, estimates of the level of infrastructure investment required in these activities to 2030. 4. Identify and discuss the most critical issues that may affect the short and longer term prospects of these infrastructure sectors: those which are mostly policy dependent, and those which are mostly independent of policy. 5. Explore traditional and new funding models in order to identify the most promising approaches and highlight the conditions required for successful models to emerge. 6. Draw implications regarding the supportive measures that could be put in place to foster the development of promising business models and reduce obstacles to their successful implementation 7. Identify what measures governments and international bodies could take to provide a policy framework – legal, regulatory and institutional – which would be more conducive to the development of transcontinental infrastructures.
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