Integrated Climate and Sustainability Actions
The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport are engaged in a multi-phase research collaboration on transport and climate change in IsDB member countries. IsDB maintains a portfolio of projects in 57 member countries across four continents, several climate zones and ten sub-regions in Northern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, West, Central, South and Southeast Asia, and (to a lesser extent) Europe and Latin America. Transport accounted in 2016 for USD 1.7 billion out of USD 3.5 billion for infrastructure financing by IsDB and 46% of that is spent for rail, 44% for road and 10% for urban mass transit.
IsDB member countries face a number of challenges, including rapid urbanisation, rising motorisation rates, growing greenhouse gas emissions, climate change vulnerabilities, upstream capacity constraints and limited pipelines for infrastructure projects.