This publication includes some inspiring examples on how the European Reference Framework for Sustainable Communities (RFSC) is used by those who are committed to develop green, inclusive and attractive cities. In this selection of case studies which aim also at demonstrating the flexibility of the RFSC tool, you will learn how local governments and other actors from different countries are implementing integrated sustainable development strategies focusing specific issues (i.e.
In its fifth edition, the Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD V) on 'The Localization of the Global Agendas' examines in detail the assessments of the implementation of the global agendas in the 142 countries (representing 86% of the world’s population) that have presented at least one Voluntary National Review since 2016.
This is a report on the discussions held during an NSF SUS conference “Graduate Education for a New Sustainable Urban Systems Science: Designing a New PhD Curriculum Integrating Sustainability Science and Urban Science” in September 2019.
This report, a collaborative effort of more than 50 organisations brought together by the Coalition for Urban Transitions, outlines the immense social and economic benefits of creating compact, connected and clean cities with net-zero emissions, and presents a clear six-part action plan for national governments around the world.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change call for deep transformations in every country that require complementary actions by governments, civil society, science, and business. While significant progress is being made on some goals, no country is currently on track towards achieving all SDGs.
New York, 8 July 2019 – Today, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s United States Network (SDSN USA) launched the 2019 US Cities Sustainable Development Report, SDSN’s third city-level report ranking 105 US cities on progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDGs). The results show that there will be significant work to do across the board if the SDGs are to be achieved by 2030, as cities on average scored only 48.9%.
New report from UCLG: "Towards the Localization of the SDGs"
This Report explores the involvement of Local and Regional Governments in the localization of the SDGs. It delivers first-hand information from Local and Regional Governments in 80 different countries, including 24 of the 47 countries reporting in 2019. This Report is the third edition of an annual series, coinciding with the yearly meetings of the HLPF. It also presents an overview of policies and initiatives carried out by Local and Regional Governments to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.
This short article from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is based on an interview with David Miller, former mayor of Toronto and now director of international diplomacy for the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Here's an excerpt:
Research by C40, a network of 94 global cities committed to addressing climate change, shows about 70 per cent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come from urban areas.
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which co-produces the Global Sustainable Development Report (formerly SDG Index and Dashboards), in partnership with the Brabant Center for Sustainable Development (Telos, Tilburg University), released the first-ever SDG Index and Dashboards Report for European Cities.
The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It offers thousands of pages of tips and tools for taking action in communities.
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The linear food system is ripe for disruption. For every dollar spent on food, society pays two dollars in health, environmental, and economic costs. With 80% of all food expected to be consumed in cities by 2050, businesses, public bodies, organisations, institutions, and the people located within them hold the power to revolutionise our food system.
In the summer 2018, STAR Communities announced that it had formally merged with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). STAR certification programs, services and staff have now transitioned into the LEED for Cities and Communities program at USGBC.