New infrastructure development is essential for meeting the food, water and energy needs of a growing global population and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. Yet between now and 2030, the amount of infrastructure on Earth could double and significantly alter or damage the natural systems we depend upon.
Poor planning, especially for projects in pristine environments, often leads to conflict and impacts vulnerable indigenous and local communities. We need to make wise choices about what we build and where, involve all those likely to be affected, and pursue sustainability.
WWF is collaboratively working with government partners and key stakeholders through country offices in Indonesia, to improve and guide regional, national, and subnational infrastructure and economic development strategies and planning to meet the critical sustainability and resilience objectives of the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda.