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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September 10, 2014 — Building back better after a disaster is about the quality of the new structures and also about engaging communities – especially the poor and vulnerable. A series of case studies provides ideas and experiences.Read More »
September 3, 2014 — Water loss has become an increasing challenge for public utilities throughout the Middle East and North Africa region as climate change threatens water supplies and increases the cost of new water resources.Read More »
August 29, 2014 — In the Mekong Delta, leaders at all levels face tough decisions about how best to protect the delta and its farmland from erosion and salt water intrusion. The infrastructure costs of defending the delta are high, and there is a need for "soft" solutions.Read More »
August 4, 2014 — By meeting electricity demand with its plentiful renewable resources, Africa can grow in an environmentally sustainable manner with minimal additions to overall carbon emissions and meet the energy needs and growth aspirations of its people. 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 »