News from the Global Infrastructure Initiative: February 2022

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Hitting those targets will require the largest capital reallocation in human history—it will mean annual clean-energy investments of $9.2 trillion, which is $3.5 trillion more than today.1The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring,” McKinsey Global Institute, January 2022. Successfully delivering this massive increase in capital projects will necessitate new approaches to how we plan, develop, and construct projects, including better use of analytics and modern tools. Used strategically, analytics can provide the transparency and metrics to measure asset performance across the life cycle, thereby accelerating how quickly we can deploy capital to deliver clean energy and zero-carbon projects.

Despite disruptions to our plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are putting together a robust schedule of roundtables and site visits for 2022. Topics include decarbonizing construction, scaling electric-vehicle infrastructure, preparing electric grids for the energy transition, creating a 2050 water strategy, and more. We also have a Riyadh Transit Network site visit planned. You can read insights from these and previous events and see our forthcoming roundtables here.

Voices on Infrastructure: Charting new approaches to capital project delivery

Voices on Infrastructure: Charting new approaches to capital project delivery

We are in the process of extending invitations for our eighth GII Summit, which will take place in Tokyo from October 19 to 21, 2022. We have already confirmed the attendance of more than 80 senior leaders and are looking forward to content-rich discussions on creating the pathway to sustainable infrastructure. For more details on our summit, roundtables, site visits, and Voices publications, please visit our GII website.

We hope you enjoy this issue, and we welcome your thoughts on how GII can continue to be a catalyst for driving change toward sustainable infrastructure. If you have comments or would like to subscribe a colleague to Voices, please contact us at

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