Sida’s Environment policy
Sida’s mission statement declares that “we exist to stimulate sustainable development and save lives” and that “we strive to lead the change to end poverty”. Our bio-physical environment with well-functioning ecosys-tems and a stable climate is the foundation for develop-ment and all human life. Sustainable management of the earth’s resources is therefore a prerequisite for reduced poverty and sustainable societies – for current and future generations. Environmental sustainability is closely interlinked with other cross-cutting issues, such as the rights perspective, gender equality and the con-flict perspective.