Increase capacity, knowledge sharing and technology cooperation between developed and developing nations.

Pursuing green buildings and sustainable communities as part of any development strategy must include underrepresented and vulnerable communities, and align with poverty alleviation goals. Part of this approach means utilizing appropriate financing options that avoid putting already poor countries into further indebtedness. When planned inclusively so that green communities are available to all citizens, regardless of race, income level, or other social factors– sustainable buildings and cities can improve the quality of life for millions of people by providing safe and healthy places to live, work, and go to school.