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Rustat Report on Infrastructure and the Future of Society

On 10 June 2010, the Rustat Conferences brought together experts to discuss energy, water and cities, considering infrastructure for the future.

The growth in global and urban populations, the increasing demand for housing, products, services, travel, food and water in both the developed and the developing worlds, will place huge demands on the infrastructure of energy, water and cities. Delivering this infrastructure presents a major challenge in terms of investment and financing, and will carry associated socio-economic costs, as well as opportunities for business.

All this at a time when there is an onus on governments to achieve tough carbon reduction targets and replace fossil fuels with renewable sources of energy. A team of Cambridge academics and practitioner experts joined decision makers from the fields of engineering, finance, energy, water, politics, sustainable development and the media for round-table discussions and debate on the most vital issues at stake in these important themes.

A report on the day can be downloaded here.