SDGs are happening, in cities and regions near you - #GetInspired!
To ensure transformation of the Urban World towards sustainability:
- Leave no one behind, and let everyone be inspired by pioneers, particularly those advancing Agenda 21 since 1992
- Mainstream the ambitions of today to become the norms of tomorrow in every community and jurisdiction!
- Use the SDGs as the floor, not the ceiling!
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability welcomes the Outcome Document as an achievement and commends all advocacy partners for their extensive collaboration in ensuring that voices, concerns, visions and proposals of local and subnational governments – as governmental stakeholders of the local, subnational, national, regional, and global processes – are reflected to the extent that has been possible.
ICLEI supports the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, as an important effort to ensure prosperity and equality for every citizen while respecting planetary boundaries.
For those that have not been fully engaged in sustainability in the past, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitutes an excellent starting point, ensuring that no one is left behind.
However, at ICLEI, we know that ambitious local and subnational governments have for years been working on urban sustainability initiatives, thanks to the spirit, vision and experience through "Local Agenda 21" enshrined in the Chapter 28 of the Agenda 21 adopted at the Earth Summit in 1992.
Thus, ICLEI particularly applauds the adoption of Goal:11 "Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable - UrbanSDG" as one of the most powerful mechanisms to transform our Urban World to sustainability by 2030.
ICLEI further notes that in order to ensure full transformation, the Outcome Document and SDGs should be the floor, not the ceiling and all actors should be inspired by transformative actions and potential of ambitious local and subnational governments worldwide.
Download ICLEI's Position Paper on the Sustainable Development Summit 2015 and the Outcome Document
- Annex-I: Mayors' Guide
- Annex-II: ICLEI and SDGs,
- Annex-III: Local Authorities Major Group March 2015 Position Paper SDG Indicator and Data Source Tables
- Annex-IV: #GetInspired - List of Inspiring Examples of ICLEI Members on SDGs
- Annex-V: ICLEI Visualization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Photo Coverage of ICLEIs Agenda at UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015
Thursday 24 September
09:00 First Anniversary of Compact of Mayors - Photos
15.00 – 17.30: Youth and Mayors Forum, organized by ICLEI, UN Children and Youth Major Group, and The New School. Location: The New School, Starr Foundation Hall.
19.00 – 21.00: Cities Driving Sustainable Development – Endorsing the SDGs & Committing to their Implementation. ICLEI supported through the Global Task Force and Urban SDG Campaign. Location: The New School, Tishman Auditorium. Webcast
"A Declaration of Cities' Commitment to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda"
Friday 25 September
Adoption of SDGs - video coverage from the UN General Assembly by ICLEI
From MDGs to SDGs - lessons From Brazil - Marcio Lacerda, Mayor of Belo Horitonte - (Webcast)
Saturday 26 September
10.00 – 13.00: Call for Joint Action - Ministerial and Stakeholders Event led by UNEP. ICLEI is acting as a partner. ICLEI interventions by Mayor Troy Pickard of Joondalup, Australia, Member of ICLEI Global Executive Committee and Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General Gino Van Begin Webcast
Declaration: A Call for Joint Action to Achieve the SDGs
Sunday 27 September
08.15 – 17.30: Global Task Force Meetings, including a joint session with Cities Alliance and a special meeting of UNACLA. GTF Declaration
08:00 - 13:00: Implementing SDG 7 - The Role of Partnerships in Ensuring Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable, and Modern Energy for All. Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, Canada is one of the panelist in session-3. ENB Coverage and webcast
08:00 - 09:30: Mobilizing Climate Finance for Sustainable Cities. Organized by Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD). Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Mayor of Tshwane, S. Africa as one of the panelist. Webcast
Monday 28 September
08.30 – 13.00: Sustainable Urban Development in the 21st Century: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Making the Transformation Happen. By Communitas Coalition (UrbanSDG Campaign, GTF, German Government, Cities Alliance, UNSDSN, and ICLEI as a supporting organization), including Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General, Jeb Brugman, The Next Practice and Pam O´Connor, Deputy Mayor of Santa Monica, and Member of ICLEI North America Regional Executive Committee as speakers . Videos: Part-1 and Part-2
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