Topic 2 Integrated 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda is an important communication and accountability tool that can help support more integrated local, regional and national planning, land use planning, sectoral development planning, and work to support enhanced inter-municipal cooperation.

  • Local governments have a direct impact on the implementation of the majority of the 169 SDGs targets.
  • Cities can provide the interlinkages and integrated approaches across sectors and goals.
  • Cities have the mandate to deal with urban planning, the build environment, transport sector, and waste and water management.
  • Today’s challenges demand wide cooperation and holistic strategies.
  • At the core of the 2020-2030 decade is the need for action to tackle growing poverty, empower women and girls, and address the climate emergency.