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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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Mobile Application: The Sustainable Development Goals in Action

Available in English

The SDGs in Action app has been developed to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals - the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequalities and tackle climate change. It is brought to you by...

Developed by United Nations (UN); GSMA

Posted by UNDP

Tools : Raising Awareness

Measuring the effectiveness of development cooperation at the local level – Ecuador

Available in English

With the support of the UNDP ART Ecuador Programme and UN Women, the main national counterpart, the Technical Secretariat of International Cooperation (SETECI) and three national-level associations of...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UN...

Posted by UNDP

Tools : Development Cooperation Effectiveness

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