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Sustainability at the IDB

Sustainability at the IDB At the IDB, we know that investing in and protecting our natural and social capital improves the quality of life for Latin America and the Caribbean. From financing clean energy and wastewater infrastructure to avoiding emissions by providing people with reliable low-carbon transportation or integrating biodiversity values into a road or dam project, we have made sustainability integral to our work. Our Region's Challenges +FIFTEEN TWENTY-TWO us$3.6 BILLION percent of CO emissions from transport reported annual economic percent increase in rate of urbanization, from 64% to 79%, in 20 years damages from natural disasters XTWO TWENTY-FIVE 0.4 PERCENT percent increased demand for water anticipated by 2030 demand for annual forest loss, a driver electricity expected by 2030 of biodiversity loss and increased carbon emissions I Our Approach STRATEGIES INVESTMENTS POLICIES New Infrastructure Strategy Projects focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation, clean energy, natural resource management, sustainable infrastructure, gender and social inclusion, as well as special Robust suite of that balances environmental, social, and fiscal concerns, and new guidance on agriculture, natural resources, urban environmental and social safeguard standards applied to all Bank projects programs, partnerships, and funds, including: development, and housing, consistent with existing Bank strategies, including the Climate Change and Clean Energy Strategy 1 The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Program - The Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative 1 Climate Investment Funds Our Results TWENTY EIGHTY-SEVEN percent total lending for environmental sustainability and climate change-related projects, putting us on target to meet our goal of 25% by 2015 percent of projects with high environmental and social risks rated satisfactory, exceeding our goal of 85% by 2015 THREE ONE million+ SIXTY climate change pilot projects in key people given access to improved public low-carbon transportation percent of IDB-supported power generation capacity from low carbon sources economic sectors ONE million+ FIFTEEN THREE farmers given access to agricultural services and investments loans contributing to improved management of terrestrial and marine national frameworks for climate change mitigation supported protected areas Our Region's Progress SIDB UP DOWN CO' emissions countries with planning capacity for climate e change mitigation and adaptation 5 per US$ GDP D Read more at www.iadb.org/sustainability UP DOWN proportion of terrestrial and marine annual reported economic damages from natural disasters areas protected THE

Sustainability at the IDB

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At the IDB, we know that investing in and protecting our natural and social capital improves the quality of life for Latin America and the Caribbean. From financing clean energy and wastewater infrast...

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