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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Topic Events

ICSD 2020 : 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 9 - 10 September 2020 Rome, Italy

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology  will organize the 8th ICSD 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.

The Conference theme : Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education

Sep 09 to 10 2020, 9:30am - 7:30pm
RM, Rome, 00187, Piazza della Pilotta, 4
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Sustainability Summit 2020: Scaling Up Action

“Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is not impossible, but will require unprecedented transitions in all aspects of society,” warned Hoesung Lee, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), upon the release of the panel’s report in October 2018. The IPCC says global net human-caused carbon-dioxide emissions must be reduced to zero by 2050 to keep global warming below 1.5°C. In the absence of such action, the IPCC predicts that the Earth’s temperature will increase to over double this, to 3.2°C above pre-industrial levels by 2100, with catastrophic consequences.

Mar 26 2020, 12:00pm PDT
Holborn, London, WC2A 2AE, De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
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Topic Resources

Cities for a Resilient Recovery

Cities for a Resilient Recovery (C2R) is a coalition of cities and resilience practitioners committed to taking leadership, to embedding resilience in recovery, and to supporting each other through the recovery planning process by sharing knowledge, providing subject matter expertise, and facilitating both individual and collective action.

Building Civic Capital

"Civic capital refers to our cities’ shared assets — or resources —from which we collectively stand to derive most of our benefits, regardless of ownership.