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Online Course: Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

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Cities are a core component of the UN’s 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. This mini-series is a companion piece to the SDG Academy's full-length Sustainable Cities course and also serves as a brief introduction to the topic of urban sustainable development and the SDGs. From the inclusion of SDG 11 to the emphasis on subnational actors, cities are increasingly recognized as key players in achieving the SDGs. In these five lectures aptly titled, Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development, Professor Jeffrey Sachs asks the questions: What does it mean to be a ‘sustainable city’ in the 21st century? And what types of challenges do local governments face in adapting to new technologies, energy systems, modes of transportation and more?

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ICLEI SDGs Briefing Sheets: 02 - Cities and the Sustainable Development Goals

Available in English

Although they have been adopted by national governments, the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are fundamentally relevant to local and city level actors. This briefing sheet documen...

Developed by Local Governments for Sustainability (IC...

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Concept notes and papers

World's largest lesson - Introduce the Global Goals

Available in English

This is a website that offers resources for those who are planning an assembly or a lesson to introduce the Global Goals at school. You can choose a lesson plan, download the poster, explore the Goals...

Developed by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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Tools : Raising Awareness

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