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An Evaluation of Environmental Mainstreaming in African Development Bank Support to the Road Transport - Approach Paper
Environmental awareness in the African Development Bank has increased in recent years with a growing understanding of the potential risks to its operations if the wider impacts of projects on the environment are not fully considered. The Bank recognizes that African countries need to address environmental problems such as local air and water pollution, noise, soil erosion, water scarcity, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and climate change to achieve sustainable development. Accordingly, the Bank has committed itself to mainstream environmental1 management issues in its overall policy framework, including support to specific investment operations that protect the environment. This commitment is clearly articulated in the Bank’s Vision statement, its Strategic Plan, and its Environment Policy.