September 01, 2016     cib    

One year after the adoption of Agenda 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and how to localize these - remain high on the international agenda. Recent developments include a wide range of publications on the topic, and we have filtered out a number of these that are of relevance for the CIB working group.

Firstly, in addition to the Roadmap for Localizing the SDGs, UCLG has recently published its SDG learning agenda for local governments on Building Partnerships to Localize SDG 8. Meanwhile, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the German cooperation implemented by GIZ have published a guide for stakeholders on getting started with the SDGs in cities. In addition, the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network launched the SDG Index and Dashboards Report, providing a comparison and insight into the state of affairs  in countries on the SDGs.

Furthermore, UNEP published a report on Green Finance for developing countries which provides valuable insight in examples of countries that are spearheading Green finance, like Bangladesh, Jordan and Kenia. Last but not least the OECD published its report Measuring Distance to the SDGs Targets, which is a pilot assessment on where OECD countries stand in achieving the SDGs. 

In case your organization is working on the implementation and localization of the SDGs and would like to share some first results or documents with the CIB Working Group, please let us know! (