Infrastructure Mega Trends
The fundamental drivers of infrastructure investment are stronger than ever – population growth, climate change, energy transition, urbanization and the ever-increasing need for digital connectivity. Mega trends will share our future markets over the next 10 plus years.
Growing and ageing populations will drive significant demographic and social changes.
Increased investment expected in education, affordable housing and healthcare.
One in three people will live in cities of at least 500,000 habitants by 2030.
Rapid urbanisation driving the need to expand existing infrastructure in cities including transport and social infrastructure.
Digitisation expected to continue to disrupt traditional businesses and how we live, work and communicate.
Increasing digitisation and need for connectivity requiring significant investment in fibre networks and broadband capacity.
Climate change and energy transition
De-carbonisation targets driving commitments towards green energy infrastructure.
Existing supporting infrastructure, including infrastructure connecting renewable generation to end users will require significant new investment.
Growing demand for scare resources such as water and food will require new infrastructure solutions.
Rapidly changing technology and associated changes in consumer demands will require new supporting infrastructure.
Investment expected in electrification of transport.