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Cities Challenge - 2030 Agenda meets Urban Climate Action

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Laura von Puttkamer, Barbara Scholz, Andrea Renger, Lennard Kehl, Katrin Eisenbeiß

14 October 2021

Aliénor Salmon, David Stoffel


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Namibia, Jordan

The Sector Project ‘Integrated Implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Cities and City-Regions’, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has promoted and carried out action-oriented model projects with cities and city-regions in collaboration with German development cooperation programmes worldwide since 2018. These projects have focused on the diverse social, economic and ecological challenges within urban areas, such as metropolitan governance, urban-rural linkages, city-region food systems, urban resources management and climate change as well as digitalisation and regional economic development.

From September 2021, the Sector Project’s targets and activities have continue in the new Sector Project ‘Cities’, which also builds on experiences and activities of the prior Sector Project ‘Urbanisation, Municipal and Urban Development’.

This ePaper gives deep insights into the Sector Projects ideas competition ‘CitiesChallenge: 2030 Agenda meets Urban Climate Action’, which aimed at identifying local urban solutions. The ePaper offers recommendations to practitioners interested in the methods used by the Urban Living Labs and their results. They show the potential of integrated approaches in the context of urban development for a more sustainable social, economic and ecological future.

Implementing the 2030 Agenda – Cities Matter!

The video below shows the possibilities of an integrated approach for the successful implementation of 2030 Agenda in cities and urban regions. How global urbanisation is shaped and managed is one of our major challenges today. Sustainable cities and climate-friendly resilient neighbourhoods are our future. That’s why we have to act now – Cities Matter!




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