This week the World Bank released its new environment strategy for the decade 2012 – 2022. Among many new introductions, the strategy foresees a much greater role for the private sector in poverty reduction and development in an increasingly fragile global environment.
The World Bank vision statement is A Green, Clean and Resilient World for All. From this Vision Statement, the Bank explains:
- Green where natural resources are sustainably managed and conserved to improve livelihoods and ensure food security;
- Clean in which cleaner air, water and oceans enable people to lead healthy, productive lives and where development strategies emphasize low-emission, climate-smart transport, energy, agriculture and urban development;
- Resilient in which countries are better prepared for shocks and less vulnerable to natural disasters, volatile weather patterns and other impacts of climate change.
The 100-page report, which comes with a moderately detailed implementation strategy, can be found through a link at the bottom of the press release on http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/NEWS/0,,contentMDK:23210525~pagePK:34370~piPK:34424~theSitePK:4607,00.html