Sustainable development recognizes that growth must be both inclusive and environmentally sound to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity for today’s population and to continue to meet the needs of future generations. It must be efficient with resources and carefully planned to deliver immediate and long-term benefits for people, planet, and prosperity.
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February 19, 2015 — Policies that cut air pollution can also boost economies and fight climate change. A new report looks at success stories and ways to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.Read More »
February 6, 2015 — As the effects of climate change worsen, escaping poverty becomes more difficult. World Bank specialists in poverty and climate change are working with researchers worldwide to develop policy guidance and recommendations that can help.Read More »
February 4, 2015 — Natural disasters can hit developing countries with an economic force that can roll back development gains and exacerbate inequality. Learn how the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery helps countries scale up resilience.Read More »
January 21, 2015 — There can be no doubt that this year world leaders must commit to transforming their economies to combat climate change, writes World Bank Group President Jim Kim. Low oil prices and international talks offer opportunities for breakthroughs. Read More »