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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Sustainable development is integrated into projects across the World Bank Group, from a landscape approach that manages agriculture, forests, food security, and water use in a holistic way to a growing emphasis on renewable energy, efficient energy, and low-carbon development in cities and transportation.
This project aims to alleviate poverty in urban areas by improving the living and environmental conditions of the urban poor through participatory planning methods, and influencing planning processes to become more inclusive.Read More »