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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October 2, 2014 — A new online tool developed by the IFC is helping building developers and homeowners find the most efficient ways to reduce energy and water use and lower greenhouse gas emissions, in some cases by 20 percent or more.Read More »
September 30, 2014 — Beijing is installing rooftop solar panels on 800 primary and middle schools as China pushes to reduce the carbon footprint of its economy. Schools are reaping financial benefits.Read More »
September 22, 2014 — Leaders from across government and business are sending a clear message to the world this week that climate change is a risk that cannot be ignored, and, importantly, that they are ready to work together to bring down emissions.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 »