Getting started with the SDGs in cities
 
SDG Cities

Jointly developed by SDSN and the German government, “Getting Started with the SDGs in Cities” outlines how cities can get started with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in cities and human settlements.

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Without first acknowledging and addressing the challenges faced by local governments in many parts of the world, SDG localization will not benefit the majority of the global urban population, will fail to build sustainable governance structures, and will constrain the achievement of sustainable outcomes.

Chapter 1: Cities and a territorial approach to the SDGs

“Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Seen as the guiding principle for long-term global development, sustainable development consists of three pillars: economic development, social development and environmental protection” 

Chapter 2: Practical tools for getting started with the SDGs

Chapter 2: Practical tools for getting started with the SDGs

What is the process that should be followed to adapt and achieve such a complex and ambitious agenda?

Chapter 3: Enabling Conditions for Sustainable Development

Chapter 3: Enabling Conditions for Sustainable Development

….the localization of the 2030 Agenda is not the implementation of a global or national agenda at local level; but rather building adequate conditions at local level to achieve the global goals.” [40].

Conclusion

Conclusion

We welcome comments and suggestions for improvement of this guide and request that they be sent to info@unsdsn.org. The online version of this guide SDGCities.Guide will be updated periodically.

References

References

ANNEX 1: Inclusion of the local level in global outcome documents

ANNEX 1: Inclusion of the local level in global outcome documents

United Nations General Assembly 2015

ANNEX 2: Mapping SDG targets onto One NYC targets

ANNEX 2: Mapping SDG targets onto One NYC targets

The target mapping exercise below is drawn from an upcoming report of the SDSN

Translations

Translations

The guide is currently only available in English, but Spanish, French, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Arabic versions are expected in early 2017.