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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December 8, 2014 — Economic policy will be the key to mobilizing a global response to climate change, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in an agenda-setting speech looking toward a 2015 international climate agreement.Read More »
December 6, 2014 — The forestry, agriculture and land use sector is both a contributor to global emissions and a powerful carbon sink that can absorb carbon dioxide, providing a pathway to negative emissions. Healthy landscapes are critical to keeping rising temperatures in check.
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December 4, 2014 — As climate change worsens, eradicating poverty will become more difficult. We have a short window of time to put in place the climate and social protection policies that can slow climate change while also protecting the poor and ending poverty.Read More »
June 23, 2014 — With careful design, the same development projects that improve communities, save lives, and increase GDP can also fight climate change. A new World Bank report calculates the potential.Read More »