Sustainability

Sustainability and the rule of law are emerging as the overarching concepts behind the post-2015 Agenda. As early as 2009, Resolution 64/116 of the United Nations General Assembly made it clear that the advancement of the rule of law was essential for the realization of sustained economic growth and sustainable development. Food that is secure and nutritious; safe water; responsible farming; climate change resilience; the preservation of biodiversity – without them, most development gains are at risk. IDLO has the legal expertise to ensure that human ingenuity and natural resources work to enrich each other. By rooting our interventions in the rule of law, by reconciling the interests of business, local stakeholders and the wider community, we help create incentives for sustainable land use, clean energy and low-carbon investment.