February 23, 2021     cib    

“With less than 10 years left in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, we have entered into the Decade of Action which calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. At the same time, the world’s urban population is expected to double within the next 30 years. The world is becoming urban.”

These are the words of the Swedish association SKL International in their latest publication on the SymbioCity programme. Since 2010, SymbioCity has supported local, regional and national authorities in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The programme is a holistic and inclusive approach to sustainable urban development that transforms urban challenges into opportunities. By integrating economic, environmental, sociocultural and spatial dimensions along with gender and pro-poor perspectives, SymbioCity moves cities towards sustainable and inclusive urban places.

The SymbioCity programme is ending and SKL International made a publication with lessons learned, based on experiences from cities on four continents. It is meant to provide inspiration and tools for other cities wishing to embark on the journey to sustainability.

If you wish to read SKL’s newest publication on the Symbiocity programme and Implementing Agenda 2030, please click here.
For further resources, please take a look at their earlier publications and guidelines.