One of our top priorities is giving the poor access to energy. We advocate a better basic energy supply to reduce extreme poverty and promote sustainable development through an efficient energy infrastructure. And we rely on renewable energy sources.
Transport and mobility
Mobility gives people access to markets, education and healthcare. Effective transport structures also play an important role in economic development. The transport systems of emerging economies and developing countries, however, are often on the brink of collapse. We work with our partners to implement sustainable transport strategies.
Sustainable management of water, a limited resource, represents a major challenge in view of population growth, urbanisation, globalisation, flooding and droughts. We help our partners ensure that people have access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
Construction projects abroad have to factor in the social and cultural effects they will have in the respective country. We work closely with local architects and construction companies, and use local resources. This strengthens the local economy and helps create jobs.