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

Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities – Network (EPIC-N)

The Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities - Network (EPIC-N) unites local governments, and communities, with the human capital of universities to improve the quality of life and social wealth for all involved. EPIC-N is the nonprofit association of institutions that adopt the award-winning EPIC model for university-community partnership.

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Towards Green, Inclusive and Attractive Cities

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.