Sustainability means ensuring human rights and well-being without depleting or diminishing the capacity of the earth's ecosystems to support life, or at the expense of others well-being. It is a multi-dimensional concept encompassing environmental integrity, social well-being, economic resilience and good governance: each of these sustainability dimensions involves several issues and all dimensions need to be considered. Sustainability is an ambitious objective that can be reached through different pathways.
This website disseminates information on selected projects of the Climate and Environment Division that address action across all sustainability dimensions (see graph below), with the interactive inputs of partners and the general public through our e-fora, public databases and direct e-mailings.
Last Update: August 2016