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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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 »
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 »