2024 OECD Infrastructure Forum

Hosting of the Blue Dot Network 

The Blue Dot Network provides an internationally recognised certification to assist countries in pursuing investments that maximise the positive economic, social, environmental and development impact of infrastructure. On 8-9 April 2024, the Blue Dot Network begins its global roll-out with a meeting of the Executive Consultation Group of over 200 business, civil society, trade union and academic leaders who have supported the development of the certification framework since the Group’s inaugural meeting in 2021. The meeting will be followed by a High-Level Leaders’ Dialogue.

For more information, please contact: Antti RAUHALA and Pauline GAUTROT

Monday 8 April
17.00 - 17.45 High-level Leaders’ Dialogue
 The High-Level Leaders’ Dialogue will focus on how governments and the private sector can work together to promote the global take up of Blue Dot Network certification. The dialogue brings together leaders from Blue Dot Network member governments and businesses, represented in the Executive Consultation Group, a community of over 200 business and civil society leaders, who have supported the development of the Blue Dot Network.

18.00 - 19.30 Networking Reception

Tuesday 9 April 
09.00-09.30 Hosting of the Blue Dot Network 
OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann will host U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard R. Verma and Swiss State Secretary for Economic Affairs Helene Budliger Artieda to mark hosting of the Blue Dot Network. They will be joined by representatives from Blue Dot Network member governments - Australia, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Türkiye, the United Kingdom and the United States.  The event for the Blue Dot Network is followed by the OECD Infrastructure Forum over the next two days.

Agenda Hosting of the Blue Dot Network 

Call for projects

Following the successful completion of the first pilot projects last year, the Blue Dot Network is available to infrastructure projects in all sectors and geographic locations and for projects in different stages of the project-life cycle from project preparation to operations. We encourage stakeholders who want to benefit from the Blue Dot Network’s first round of certification to submit projects for certification here. The Secretariat will review submissions and revert to selected projects with more information.
For more information about this meeting, the Blue Dot Network or the certification framework, please contact the organizers Juan Garin (juan.garin@oecd.org), Antti Rauhala (antti.rauhala@oed.org) and Pauline Gautrot (Pauline.gautrot@oecd.org

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