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ISWA Contributes to the 2nd UCLG Report on the Progress of SDG’s at Local and Regional Levels

“Towards the Localization of the SDGs” is the 2nd report by the United Cities and Local Governments on the progress and achievement of the specific Sustainable Development Goals assessed by the High-Level Political Forum of the United Nations (HLPF) in New York each year. ISWA, represented by the President of the Association, Antonis Mavropoulos, and Aditi Ramola, Technical Director, contributed to the chapter 11.6 ‘The Environmental Impact of Cities, Air Quality and Waste Management’ corresponding to the Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities.

7 Aug 2018 -

Towards the Localization of the SDGs” is the 2nd report by United Cities and Local Governments on the progress and achievement of the specific Sustainable Development Goals assessed by the High-Level Political Forum of the United Nations (HLPF) in New York each year. ISWA represented by the President of the Association, Antonis Mavropoulos, and Aditi Ramola, Technical Director, contributed to the chapter 11.6 ‘The Environmental Impact of Cities, Air Quality and Waste Management’ corresponding to the Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities.

 

“Towards the Localization of the SDGs” report presents evidence of the involvement of Local and Regional Governments (LRGs) in the ‘localization’ of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It complements the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) and ‘Main Messages’ submitted by 103 countries to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2016, 2017 and 2018. It delivers first-hand information from LRGs in 61 different countries.


It is the second in an annual series coinciding with national reports to the HLPF and provides an update on the active engagement of LRGs in the dissemination and implementation of the SDGs at the local level.


The report is facilitated by United Cities and Local Governments within the framework of the Global Observatory on Decentralization and Local Democracy (GOLD) and on behalf of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, a consultation mechanism of the constituency that gathers over 25 networks. The report counts with special contributions from many cities and associations around the world, including ISWA. It’s a first step towards hopefully a long-term collaboration between UCLG and ISWA which will include ISWA engaging with them on the GOLD V report to be released next year and on ISWA’s recently launched Initiative for Mayors and Municipalities.


In addition, ISWA is currently working together with UNEP’s Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to organize a session on “Local Strategies for access to Waste Management Services to all” on the margins of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA) Africities 8 Summit taking place in November 2018.

 

Download the report here.


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