Multisectoral partnerships for the SDGs at COP25

As part of COP25 in Madrid last week, The Cities Programme in partnership with the UN Global Compact Local Network – Spain, CEiiA, UN-Habitat, RMIT Europe, Ecodes and the Observatorio la rabida de desarrollo sostenible y Cambio Climático para Iberoamerica presented a panel discussion on multi-stakeholder alliances for the effective […]

The International municipality community gears up for the implementation decade of the SDGs at the 6th UCLG Congress

The 6th UCLG Congress took place in Durban, South Africa between the 11-15 November, where 2,000 delegates including mayors, councillors, presidents of local associations and local and regional practitioners came together to renew the future of the international municipality movement and to discuss bottom-up continental and regional specific priorities, with […]

Cities and the Ethical Turn: Cities and Climate Change

Pictured: The Metro Station University of Chile, the most extensive Metro Network in South America, powered by 60% renewable energy. Sadly 80 stations have been destroyed in the recent protests. About Santiago’s Metro. The words ethics and cities have recently been combined by philosophers and urbanists to focus on a […]

Leeuwarden becomes a global goals municipality

Coinciding with the SDG summit under the auspice of the UN General Assembly last month, The City of Leeuwarden was making its own commitments to further the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs] at the local level. The City of Leeuwarden became an innovating city with the UN Global Compact – Cities […]