Partnerships should be a core part of the implementing an environmental management framework.
A range of tools, lending and financial instruments is available.
Much of environmentally sustainable development is about mainstreaming environmental sustainability into broad-based sector development programs, such as infrastructure, agriculture, mining and energy, urban development and private sector development.
Safeguards have a role to play but the objective must be to move from safeguards to sustainability through improved environmental governance, supported by transparency and accountability initiatives at the local level, and a focus on results.
Sustainable ecosystems management (including land and water) underlies development in other sectors and is key to their long-term resilience.