Cities Sustainable Development Index, Brazil

Launched in March 2021 by the Sustainable Cities Institute (SCI) as part of one of the Sustainable Cities Program (SCP) and in partnership with the Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN), the Sustainable Development Index for Brazilian Cities (SCDI-BR) is a tool to stimulate and monitor Brazilian cities with regard to the implementation of SDGs. Using … Continued

Water resilient cities

Due to climate change, extreme weather events are becoming frequent, threatening the proper functioning of cities and showing how crucial water management is to city planning. Fragmented governance of river watersheds is misaligned with the necessity to make cohesive decisions about ecological systems that extend beyond administrative borders. Our project consists of urban design solutions … Continued

Global Cities Fund for Migrants and Refugees

The Global Cities Fund for Migrants and Refugees (GCF) is the MMC’s response to the unmet needs of cities as they support migrants, refugees, and IDPs in the face of pressing challenges, from global pandemics to the climate crisis. By directly funding cities to implement inclusive programs of their own design, the GCF builds fiscal … Continued

Global covenant of mayors

When cities engage in the Global Covenant of Mayors, they demonstrate their leadership, setting an example for cities all over the world to become part of the global solution to climate change. Cities that join the GCoM pledge to develop a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and assessment of climate risks, and set measurable emissions targets, … Continued

Covenant of mayors ssa

CoM SSA is a dynamic bottom-up tool for local authorities to engage in the fight against climate change and to foster the access to low carbon energy to provide sustainable urban services to their citizens. COM SSA supports cities in developing their Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plans (SEACAP), in line with national policies, … Continued

Sustainable Cities Program (SCI)

The Sustainable Cities Program (SCP) works to build awareness and mobilize Brazilian cities to adopt and implement a sustainable agenda. The SCP takes a pioneering role in the implementation and municipalization of SDG in Brazil, through a comprehensive set of indicators in 13 thematic axes. It addresses public administration via an integrated perspective, including social, … Continued

International Urban Cooperation (IUC) Asia

The IUC-Asia program boosts international urban cooperation between EU and Asia cities to find solutions to common problems. The program is part of a long-term EU strategy to foster sustainable urban development among public and private sectors, research institutions, and citizens. It provides an opportunity for cities to learn from each other, set ambitious targets … Continued

EUMINT (Euroregions, Migration and Integration)

The EUMINT project strengthens institutional cross-border cooperation between Italy and Austria in the territories of Südtirol-Alto Adige, Tirol, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Kärnten, Veneto and Trentino in order to tackle the social, economic, political and cultural challenges connected to migration. The project focuses on three dimensions of the integration of asylum seekers and refugees: Cross-border integration, … Continued

A territorial approach to the Sustainable Development Goals

It is estimated that 65% of the 169 targets behind the 17 SDGs will not be reached without proper engagement of and coordination with local and regional governments. Although the 2030 Agenda was not designed specifically for cities and regions, they play a critical role in most underlying public policies and investments. The OECD project … Continued