Eco-Roads and Surfacing

The Road Transport sector is 'hooked' on cement and bitumen for road infrastructure construction. Cement and bitumen are capital, energy and transport intensive products contributing substantially to the global greenhouse gas problem.

World Bank estimates that globally over a billion poor people do not have all-weather basic access. We need to find alternative low-cost, local resource-based, environmentally friendly, sustainable ways to connect these people and develop the national road networks. A recent gTKP report - Eco-Road Building for Emerging Economies is the result of a technology scouting exercise.

Read more in the Environment and Climate Change Topic Information Sheet on Eco-Roads and Surfacing