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Local support for global challenges


The publication offers an inventory of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their targets, outlining what local governments can do to achieve them. For cities, municipalities and public centres for social well-being (PCSW), as first-line governments, the SDGs offer an interesting framework to establish links between the local and global level, starting from local policies and local practice. A lot of information is already provided about the Sustainable Development Goals, but in this publication we want to give an onset for a local translation of the goals seen from a policy-making perspective. 169 targets are quite something, and we have made a provisional selection of the targets that we think are relevant for local administrations, with examples from local practice. These examples are certainly not complete, but give an indication of how Sustainable Development Goals can be filled in ‘locally’ in Flanders.


The U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Goals Index 2017

Available in English

America is the world’s richest large economy, with the world’s leading technologies and institutions of higher learning. Yet, the United States of America (U.S.) is falling behind other countries on a...

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Tools : Diagnostics

ICLEI SDGs Briefing Sheets: 01 - From MDGs to SDGs: What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

Available in English

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the centerpiece of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, were adopted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. This brie...

Developed by Local Governments for Sustainability (IC...

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Concept notes and papers

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