These reports have been produced by the FIDIC Global Leadership Forum (GLF), which convenes c-suite leaders from the wider infrastructure community and includes a think tank programme. 

GLF Report 1 - Closing the sustainable infrastructure gap to achieve net zero – in collaboration with EY  

This report serves as a comprehensive guide, outlining the challenges we face and presenting actionable steps to bridge the sustainable infrastructure gap, addressing four key questions:  

  • What is the gap in sustainable infrastructure?  
  • What are the required changes in net zero sustainable infrastructure investment by region and sector?  
  • What are the recommendations to close this gap?  
  • What commitments has the GLF made to drive progress?  

GLF Report 2 - Decarbonisation of the infrastructure sector – in collaboration with Ramboll and Arcadis  

This report is aimed at FIDIC stakeholders, members, infrastructure operators, clients and investors and considers the global infrastructure sector's role in influencing and reducing carbon emissions throughout infrastructure's lifecycle.  

It seeks to collate current best practice, considers the current challenges, next steps and opportunities and uses the significant expertise and influence of the GLF to drive real and lasting change. 

GLF Report 3 - Infrastructure and climate change    

This report was prepared by FIDIC president Tony Barry and delves into the critical nexus between infrastructure development and its impact on climate change.  

This report highlights the detail and type of approach required if we are to develop a holistic approach to carbon measurement, reduction and management. 

GLF Report 4 - Sentiment survey 

This first survey for quarter two acts as a guide to trends in the sector. Below are some key findings. 

  • Firms' overall finances are stable with a positive outlook both currently and 12 months into the future. 
  • The engineering industry is currently felt to be on a stable but positive outlook and this improves in 12 months. The ability to maintain margins remains a problem currently and into the future. 
  • There is significant positive demand for low carbon solutions, but funding still remains an issue. It is expected conditions will improve over the next 12 months.

Report 5 - A playbook for nature-positive infrastructure development

FIDIC and WWF have joined forces to develop a first iteration of a playbook for 'nature-positive' infrastructure development to help drive change in this sector. Globally, there has been growing interest in the potential of nature-based solutions to complement, or in some cases even replace, traditional or 'grey' infrastructure.  

The playbook provides an insight into the global state of play and acts as a tool for supporting the implementation of nature-based solutions. It also represents the exciting starting point of a much more ambitious goal of creating a 'living playbook' that will continue to expand global recognition of nature-positive infrastructure approaches for years to come, as we progress towards new solutions and construction techniques that are truly nature-positive.