Local SDG Action Around the World

Communities around the world are implementing projects, plans and strategies to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This page provides an overview of Local2030 hubs as well as other initiatives that support the achievement of the SDGs.

Local2030 hubs include both local and thematic hubs. The local hubs are spaces where communities—together with the UN system and external partners—identify their priorities with respect to the SDGs and implement innovative solutions that address local needs.

The thematic hubs develop best practices and raise awareness on issues that are key to the local implementation of the SDGs. They are designed as partnerships between thematic experts, local actors and UN agencies, and work to showcase best practices that can be replicated globally.

Paraná Hub

​This hub, hosted by the Paraná state government, is focused on supporting all municipalities within the state in localizing the SDGs. Municipalities are moreover supported in reporting on SDG implementation.

Liverpool 2030hub

​The 2030hub seeks to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs by fostering sustainable entrepreneurship. In addition to a co-working space, the hub offers support to businesses and non-profit initiatives with a focus on the SDGs and related impact investing.

Shizuoka Hub

The Shizuoka hub, hosted by the local government, is focused on: 1) raising awareness on the SDGs and engaging with other cities; 2) promoting the SDGs among citizens, businesses, and schools; and 3) Incorporating the SDGs into the city’s five general policies and developing local indicators.

Hawai'i Green Growth Hub

​This hub develops local solutions to global sustainability challenges, building on island culture and values, and indigenous knowledge. With the Global Island Partnership, this hub highlights islands as laboratories for innovation that catalyze and scale integrated ridge-to-reef projects, cutting across the energy, water, food, and urban nexus.

Sahel Hub

This hub, to be officially launched in early 2019, will be hosted by SOS SAHEL. It will focus on the local-level promotion of climate resilience, evergreen agriculture and sustainable livelihoods for agricultural outgrower communities. 

Cómo Vamos Hub

​This hub is a network comprised of 35 Colombian municipalities—representing 20 million people. The network supports SDG monitoring and sharing of best practices on monitoring.

Malmö Local Ocean Action Hub

The focus of the City of Malmö's hub - the Malmö Local Ocean Action Hub - is on coastal cities, oceans, ocean literacy and the effect of land-based activity on marine and coastal environments.