IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN ROAD PROJECTS

IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN ROAD PROJECTS

This World Bank document seeks to bring to a broader public—decision makers, development practitioners, academics and other partners—ideas on improving the environmental sustainability in road projects in low and middle income countries. Important benefi ts can be associated with a sustainable road project, including improved cost eff ectiveness, reduced material consumption, improved community quality of life, increased protection of finite environmental resources, improved consideration of a life-cycle approach, and enhanced innovation and increased knowledge transfer and capacity building. This document review several ideas to get these objectives and includes case studies in Latin America countries.

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