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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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The Focus of the 2030 Agenda on public plans and programs. A methodological proposal for implementation focused on Management for Results for Development

Available in English

This publication is a practical guide, sensitive to the country context, for governments, at the national and subnational levels, to carry out the life cycle of their public plans and programs with a...

Developed by Programa de las Naciones Unidas en Méxic...

Posted by Stephan Visser

Guidance and systemization of experiences

Localizing the SDGs through Social and Solidarity Economy

Available in English

Realizing the vision of the 2030 Agenda is more than just meeting its goals and targets. It ultimately requires changing the structures that generate inequality and poverty to ensure that no one is le...

Developed by United Nations Research Institute for So...

Posted by UNDP

Concept notes and papers

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