This week is the first edition of the VVSG's Week of the Sustainable Municipality.
How can municipalities measure the local progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? In The Netherlands, VNG International and a group of municipalities have joined forces to develop a common set of indicators, which are in line with the local context.
Towards a joint indicator set
The GOLD IV Report makes a strong case for the territorial approach for development, effective multi-governance frameworks and multi-stakeholder alliances in order to make the transition towards sustainable urbanization and the implementation of the SDGs and the new agendas. The conclusions of the report leave no doubt that these three issues are of key importance for their success.
World Cities Day, which takes place on 31 October, aims to attract the international community's attention to urbanization as a central issue for development and to encourage cooperation among countries and cities in meeting opportunities and addressing urban challenges towards sustainable development through inclusive and participative initiatives for all citizens;