Local 2030 – A global network to localize Agenda 2030 - WUF10 (8-13 February 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE)
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Summary

Local 2030 is a global multi-stakeholder initiative that supports implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level by encouraging city-to-city knowledge exchange. It promotes achievement the SDGs

Description

Local 2030 is a global multi-stakeholder initiative that supports implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level by encouraging city-to-city knowledge exchange. It promotes achievement the SDGs in cities by raising awareness, promoting research and data collection, implementing public campaigns and facilitating community networking for the adoption of effective, innovative and results-oriented governance systems. 

Local 2030 partners include e UN entities, local governments, national governments, financing institutions, the private sector, foundations, philanthropic organizations, academia and civil society.

By sharing best practices, developing and implementing innovative solutions, and monitoring advances made at city level they enhance the ability of cities to achieve the SDGs.

Core initiatives of Local 2030 include convening for commitment - a high level advocacy platform for engaging stakeholders and partners in implementation of SDGs; scaling-up of local-level support for mobilization of direct SDGs related financing; generating evidence to support changes in formal SDG reporting processes to support Local 2030 hubs. 

This session is a collaborative dialogue around critical questions in implementing SDGs at the city level. It is a global conversation among representatives of Local 2030 hubs, partners and stakeholders.

Each conversation will be led by a Local 2030 hub representative who will present an example of SDGs localization, followed by peer discussions and sharing of experiences.  

Objectives:

Discussion will be focused on three key issues critical in empowering local governments to advance the SDGs: finance, data and energy.

Participants will be invited to create new Local 2030 hubs.

Guiding Questions:

1. What innovative initiatives are required in the field of data, finance and climate change to make cities effective spatial or locational frameworks for sustainable development?

2. How can cities improve data and management knowledge and the use of indicators to measure progress towards achievement of the SDGs?

3. How can NUA facilitate achievement of the SDGs within urban areas?

4. How can municipal finances be improved and indigenous resources mobilized to generate local SDG projects and support creation of new Local 2030 hubs?