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Marine Natural Capital Panel

    Marine Natural Capital Panel

    Experts discuss the goals and challenges of conservation of marine ecosystems, their services, and economic development during the Natural Capital Panel
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2012 Sustainability Report Presentation

2013 Sustainability Report

Long-term economic growth and the reduction of poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean depend on development that is both socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.

At the Inter-American Development Bank, this means maximizing positive environmental and social outcomes while minimizing risks and negative impacts to people and natural capital.

The Bank’s ninth annual Sustainability Report chronicles our progress in safeguarding and investing insustainability through strategies, policies, loans, grants, special programs, funds and partnerships, and knowledge activities that benefit the Region’s people and environment.

Report highlights

  • Twenty percent of IDB lending for environmental sustainability and climate change-related projects, totaling US$2.8 billion (our goal is 25 percent).
  • Eighty-seven percent of projects with high environmental and social risks rated satisfactory in safeguard mitigation measures, exceeding our goal of 85% by 2015.
  • New infrastructure strategy that balances environmental, social and fiscal concerns.
  • Fifteen loans contributing to improved management of terrestrial and marine protected areas.
  • One million people given access to improved public low-carbon transportation.
  • Five new cities joining IDB’s Sustainable Cities Initiative, bringing the total to 26 cities and 28 million beneficiaries.

Multimedia Resources

Infographic: Report Highlights

Watch: Tracking Flamingos in Bolivia to Preserve Biodiversity

Watch: Building Community Along a Road in Nicaragua

Related Report Materials

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Sustainability Report 2013 PDF | VIEW PDF | VIEW PDF | VIEW PDF | VIEW *
Summary of the Sustainability Report 2013 PDF | VIEW PDF | VIEW PDF | VIEW PDF | VIEW
Infographic PDF PDF PDF PDF
GRI Content Index * PDF PDF PDF PDF

* Document only available in English


IDB Partnerships Build a Sustainable Community Along a Road in Nicaragua

Rehabilitation of the Acoyapa–San Carlos road is expected to cut travel times at least in half, creating new opportunities for regional commerce.

IDB Financing Assists with Flamingo Conservation and Tracking in Bolivia

As part of an IDB-financed conservation grant, the Bank is tracking the flight paths and altitude of flamingos near Laguna Colorada, Bolivia.

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