Orientation of infrastructure investments on the goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda in Central and Southeast Asia (SIPA)

Over 60 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions derive from existing infrastructure systems. What is built in the next years will set GHG trajectories for decades. Against the background of the design of post-COVID recovery plans, there is a unique opportunity to help direct investments towards energy, transport and industry infrastructure projects that not only support economic growth in the short term, but are also consistent with long-term climate goals. To achieve this, the project supports partner countries to prioritise infrastructure projects compatible with long-term low-emission, resilient development pathways. It promotes enabling policy frameworks to scale up investments in low-emission infrastructure. It cooperates with private sector and financial stakeholders to promote Responsible Business Conducts and green, inclusive finance and investment principles and finally fosters capacities, knowledge creation, policy dialogue and peer learning.

Project data

China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Uzbekistan
IKI funding
19,677,943.00 €
Included preparation phase
322,052.29 €
10/2021 till 09/2025
Political Partner
  • Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan*
  • Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) - Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Economy and Commerce of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Ministry of Finance - Mongolia
  • Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan
  • Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Ministry of National Economy – Kazakhstan
  • Namensänderung der Organisation*
  • National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) - Philippines
  • Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) - Thailand
  • State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia
Implementing Partner
  • Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) - Frankreich
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • University of Central Asia - Kyrgyzstan
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International

State of implementation/results

  • Since November 2021, kick-off events for several workstreams, fact-finding missions, workshops and seminars for various workstreams have been conducted by SIPA.
  • The Inaugural SIPA webinar on Decarbonisation of Transport in Central Asia was held on 12 September 2023, virtually. The webinar brought together subject experts, policymakers, think tanks, industry leaders, academics, and representatives of government and civil society from Central Asia and Mongolia. The key findings of the background study on the decarbonisation of transport in Central Asia, focusing on countries’ attempts to develop sustainable transport infrastructure was presented by the Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA), University of Central Asia (UCA).
  • The ITF (International Transport Forum) organised the project kick-off “Enhancing Regional Freight Connectivity for Central Asia” on 05 April 2023 at Istanbul, Türkiye. The event officially launched the SIPA regional study for Central Asia and provided a forum to review strategic policy priorities and planning processes, coordination of investment and governance issues in long-term transport investment decision-making, and data and information availability.
  • The OECD organised the OECD Infrastructure Forum on 11-12 October 2022 at Paris, France. Representatives from the Ministry of National Development Planning, Republic of Indonesia (BAPPENAS) and the National Economic and Development Authority of Philippines (NEDA) were invited to participate in the roundtable.
  • 2022 Summer School on Sustainable Infrastructure was held on 21-23 September 2022 in Kyrgyzstan. The 2022 Summer School gathered a group of selected policy makers from national development and planning authorities, and sectorial ministries and agencies from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan as well as international experts on sustainable infrastructure (GIZ, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development), UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) to name a few) to share policy experience and disseminate good practices and knowledge in tackling challenges regarding sustainable infrastructure planning and financing in the context of climate and development objectives.

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