What is Sustainable Infrastructure?

Sustainable infrastructure is the infrastructure that is designed, constructed, and maintained with socio-economic and environmental considerations and that can perpetuate and enhance the environment. The objective of sustainable infrastructure development is to develop methods and solutions for resilient and sustainable infrastructure and facilities.

Earth observation has great potential for sustainable infrastructure development. EOSI benefits about 85% of infrastructure influenced SDGs and 61% of all 169 SDG targets, but Earth observation is only implemented in 15% of infrastructure influenced SDG targets, and 70% of infrastructure influenced targets that can be directly or indirectly derived from Earth observation data have not been included in current SDG indicators.”

Song Y., et al. “Earth Observation for Sustainable Infrastructure: A Review”. Remote Sensing. 2021; 13(8):1528. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13081528