Title: A centre of excellence for infrastructure project preparation and PPP to fight climate change
Authors: Gilbert Ahamer
Addresses: Institute for Geographic Information Systems, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Schillerstrasse 30, Salzburg, Austria
Abstract: This article describes the concept for a regional centre of excellence and advisory facility for project design, financing and public-private partnership (PPP), using Central Asia (CA) as an example. The key task is to support partner countries in developing their bankable climate-related and environmental infrastructure projects for funding through international financial institutions (IFIs) while complying with their social and environmental project quality criteria. For the success of a Virtual Knowledge Centre (VKC), the communication options are essential. Its main task is to create a social community.
Keywords: centre of excellence; CoE; advisory facility; municipalities; cities; sustainability; green technology; climate change measures; clean technologies; Central Asia; public-private partnership; PPP; virtual knowledge centre; VKC; Paris Climate Conference.
International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2019 Vol.14 No.1, pp.37 - 49
Received: 10 Mar 2018
Accepted: 23 Jun 2018
Published online: 12 Mar 2019 *