Governance is generally understood to involve sharing governing responsibility among the public, private and voluntary sectors.  Whereas a traditional government approach is top-down, hierarchical and operates in isolation from other stakeholders, governance cultivates horizontal, flexible relationships for policy-making.  A policy is a plan or course of action, as of a government, political party, or business, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters.  

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2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development

The 2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) will be held on September 24-25, 2019 at Columbia University in New York City, USA. The theme of 2019 is “Good Practice: Models, Partnerships, and Capacity Building for the SDGs.” The call for abstracts is open! In order to present at ICSD you must submit an abstract by May 1. Submit an abstract: http://ic-sd.org/2019/03/04/2019-conference-call-for-abstracts/
Sep 24 to 25 2019, 9:00am - 8:00pm
NY, New York, 10027, 2920 Broadway
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Topic Resources

The science we need for the cities we want: working together to implement the global research agenda on cities and climate change – Joint Statement

Endorsed in Edmonton, Canada on March 7 by:


C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Cities Alliance
Future Earth
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
SDSN – Sustainable Development Solutions Network
UCLG – United Cities and Local Governments
UCCRN – Urban Climate Change Research Network
UN-Environment – United Nations Environment Programme
UN-Habitat – United Nations Human Settlements Programme
WCRP – World Climate Research Programme

 

Click link to see the statement.