The effects of climate change will make the current system of globalized markets, international transportation models, and satellite operations expensive and increasingly difficult to manage. As the demands of the global economy continue to change, businesses, consumers, and government leaders must push to incorporate sustainable practices into new operating models. Innovative ideas, regional cooperation, and relocalization will be key components of a maintaining a sustainable economy.

The World Bank

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The mission is to reduce global poverty and improve living standards.

The World Bank focus on Climate Change

The World Bank believes that climate change—and developing countries’ adaptation to it—is a critical challenge of our time that must be integrated into core development strategies.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The IMF is an international organization of 185 member countries. It was established to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements; to foster economic growth and high levels of employment; and to provide temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjustment.

IMF World Economic Outlook

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) presents the IMF staff's analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups (classified by region, stage of development, etc.), and in many individual countries.

UN Millennium Development Goals

One of the eight major United Nations Millennium Goals is to “Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.” Three specific objectives are included under this goal: 1) Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day; 2) Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people; 3) Reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.

U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs

The Department of Economic and Social Affairs promotes and supports international cooperation to achieve development for all, and assists governments in agenda-setting and decision-making on development issues at the global level.

Green America

Green America’s mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Center for Sustainable Economy

The Center for Sustainable Economy works with non-profit, business, and government leaders to transform our economic system into one based on renewable energy supplies, protected natural capital, empowered communities, and growth in the quality of our lives rather than the quantity of goods we consume.

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy

The East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy advances economic and social justice by building power and raising standards for working families.