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Corporate Sustainability Program (CSP)

Our Footprint

We all contribute to climate change every day. The carbon dioxide produced as a result of driving a car, traveling by air, and leaving the lights on adds up quickly.

Our carbon footprint is a measure of how much greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions our lifestyle creates. To reduce our impact on climate change, the first thing we need to know is what amount of emissions we are responsible for.

The IDB recognizes greenhouse gas emissions from its activities as a key part of its environmental footprint and has made a commitment to becoming carbon neutral. In 2006, the IDB piloted the carbon neutral concept at its annual meeting, making it the first successful effort by a multilateral development bank to measure and manage its carbon footprint.

Since 2007 the IDB has been neutralizing unavoidable emissions from its headquarters through a series of investments in offset projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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