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Regional development in Germany is widely discussed, but mainly focuses on less developed regions. As an alternative the focus in this study is on rising and catch-up regions, thus regions that have developed above average from a below-average starting level.
Germany faces enormous challenges in modernizing its capital stock. After neglecting public investment over the last two decades, it is now necessary to update the infrastructure and gradually reduce the investment backlog.
The transportation sector faces special challenges in the process of decarbonisation, since the need for mobility – both for people and goods – is rapidly increasing around the world, especially in the emerging economies. Because of road traffic’s key position in mobility, the future CO2 regulation of cars and trucks will play a substantial role in climate policy.
German companies’ business operations are increasingly being hampered by infrastructure deficiencies. Following up on their initial 2013 study, the German Economic Institute (IW) used their regular survey on the business cycle to examine how the condition of central infrastructure networks affects companies.
China is pressing ahead with its New Silk Road project. It has decided on large investments in other countries’ transportation infrastructure. China’s aim in this is to make access to the world markets more efficient while also promoting the development of its economically repressed provinces.
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