Transforming our world

Climate justice requires sustainable local solutions that enable a good life for all the world´s people – be it in the cities and towns of Europe or our indigenous partners´ territories in Amazonia.

In September 2015, the United Nations agreed upon the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, comprising 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – an important step in the right direction!

These goals apply universally and lay the foundations for sustainable development worldwide.

Despite all the justified criticism, the SDGs feature one important innovation as compared to previous aims: they represent a truly global approach for all stakeholders and no longer apply exclusively to the countries of the Global South. Industrialised nations in particular have a lot of catching up to do – especially when it comes to sustainable production and consumer behavior. Based on the principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities”, each country, municipality and individual must contribute and commit to achieving a sustainable and just future.

It will take political will and the commitment of civil society to implement this new universal agenda.

But what exactly does the 2030 Agenda mean for Climate Alliance municipalities? And how can these global goals be transferred to the local level?

Countless Climate Alliance municipalities already contribute to the attainment of the SDGs today with a variety of projects and local activities – and thus also to the global sustainable development agenda. Let yourself be inspired by the diversity of municipal commitment – and join in on the action!

Transforming Our World – Local Authorities for Global Sustainable Development

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