Sustainable Development

Now our job is to translate the Paris agreement into an action plan

The Paris Agreement, approved by the Parties, states that global warming should be limited to below 2 degrees Celsius, but strives to pursue a 1.5-degree target.

UCLG World Council and Climate Summit for Local Leaders contribute local voices to the COP21 in Paris

On 4 December 2015, local and regional leaders from around the world gathered at Paris City Council at the invitation of Mayor of Paris and UCLG Vice President, Anne Hidalgo.

Meeting of Municipalities with Sustainable Development gathers local leaders from around the world

On 7, 8 and 9 April, the third Meeting of Municipalities with Sustainable Development (III EMDS) took place in the city of Brasilia.

Local and regional authorities key partners in disaster risk reduction

The United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place in Sendai, Japan, between 14 and 18 March 2015, resulted in a historic agreement by the international community to reduce disaster risk, and recognized local authorities and the local level as essential to ac

Access to water: a fundamental and inalienable right

On World Water Day (#WWD2015), which this year falls just a few days before the World Water Forum to be held in South Korea, UCLG reaffirms that ensuring access to clean water and sanitation is one of the top priorities of

Pioneering cities from across the globe approve new action plan to harness culture in sustainable development

Local leaders launch “Culture 21: Actions” and call for international community to follow suit and fully integrate culture into Post-2015 Agenda

Means of Implementation for a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda

Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul and President of UCLG, was in New York on 10 February at the High-Level Thematic Debate on Means of Implementation for a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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