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Sustainable infrastructure: water, energy, transport

The importance of infrastructure is often only recognised when it is lacking. Infrastructure enables an economic upturn and therefore provides an important basis for better living conditions. Water, energy and transport are the source, carrier and motor of development.

Water is a source of vital nutrients and the basis for hygiene. But it is an economic good and production factor, too. Access to this essential resource and to good sanitation is essential for health, peaceful coexistence and productivity. 


        
    
Water and waste management

        
    
Energy

        
    
Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft

        
    
Energy

        
    
Water and waste management

        
    
Energy

        
    
Water and waste management

        
    
Energy

Dynamic development thrives on ecologically sustainable energy resources that can be accessed where they are needed – in private households, agriculture, industry and in the service sector.

An effective transport system is the backbone of every modern economy. It gets people to their place of work, to school and college and brings them to doctors and hospitals. Furthermore, it also opens up rural areas for development and makes cities internationally competitive.

Sustainable infrastructure: water, energy, transport


Water policy

Insufficient water supply is often a man-made problem. Many grievances can be remedied through good governance.

Water policy


Water and sanitation supply

GIZ is committed to ensuring that people in all countries can exercise their right to drinking water and sanitation.

Water and sanitation supply


Water resources management

Sustainable water management adapted to climate change enables economic and social development.

Water resources management


Waste and recycling management

Improper waste management is a problem for health, the environment and the climate. GIZ therefore supports the introduction of integrated recycling and waste management systems.

Waste and recycling management


Poverty-oriented basic energy supply

Most people in developing countries produce energy from biomass, which affects the environment and human health.

Poverty-oriented basic energy supply


Energy efficiency

Increasing energy efficiency promotes climate protection and contributes to cost savings and resource conservation.

Energy efficiency


International energy policy

The GIZ supports international cooperation for a global energy system transformation.

International energy policy


Renewable Energy

GIZ supports partner countries in their energy system transformation and the system integration of renewable energies.

Renewable Energy


Mobility, city and climate

Traffic jams, noise and exhaust fumes - traffic impairs the quality of life in cities. GIZ supports partners who want to make mobility sustainable.

Mobility, city and climate


Transport policy and infrastructure

GIZ advises partner countries on the development of a sustainable transport infrastructure. Especially in rural areas, safe roads accelerate development.

Transport policy and infrastructure

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