Time to Invest
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The question is whether this emphasis on current consumer interests allows enough scope to achieve long-term objectives which affect the whole of our society: innovation, long-term availability and sustainability of infrastructures. This is of crucial importance for economic and social development, which is coming under increasing pressure due to the combined impact of the exhaustion of natural resources and climate change.
The transition to a sustainable future demands substantial investment in infrastructures, which cannot be taken for granted in the present situation. The WRR has investigated how these investments could be safeguarded in the long term, whilst retaining the efficiency of the infrastructures.
2 Regime change and investment in infrastructures
3 A new constellation of actors
4 Infrastructures in a multi-level arena
5 Regime change and public values in infrastructures
6 Regime change and the investment in energy infrastructure
7 Conclusions and recommendations
Annex: Characteristics of the physical infrastructures: An indicative inventory