Cities are faced with rapid urbanization, shifting economic and demographic trends, the impacts of climate change, overuse of resources and a number of pressing development challenges. Now, with the adoption of global sustainability frameworks, from the Sustainable Development Goals to the Paris Agreement and New Urban Agenda, they are a core part of a growing global movement towards sustainability.
This visual story shows the challenges cities face and the proactive steps ICLEI Members are taking. It is also a reminder that they can and should not act alone. Coordinated action among all levels of government and a diversity of sectors – including businesses, financiers and academia – is vital for a sustainable future. It was compiled in 2016 with the valuable interview contributions from ICLEI Members.
Source: Newsletter ICLEI, 31.01.2017