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Iskandar Malaysia has a Blueprint for a More Sustainable Region
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Energy transition
Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
Sustainable use of land and nature-based solutions
The region of Iskandar Malaysia joined the Global Covenant of Mayors on 29 November 2017. The region has developed and secured widespread individual and public sector support for a robust Low Carbon Society Blueprint and locally tailored Action Plans to guide them to ambitious emission reductions.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC Coordination Unit
Published Year: 2020
Bahía de Banderas aims to inspire with an ambitious environmental programme
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Climate adaptation
Education, jobs and skills in the local economy
Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
Nature and cultural heritage conservation
Sustainable use of land and nature-based solutions
The popular tourist destination of Bahía de Banderas (Mexico) joined the Global Covenant of Mayors in June 2019. The municipality’s new administration is rolling out a range of environmental and ecological initiatives, and sees the GCoM as a way to support these measures through advice and benchmarking.
Countries: Mexico
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC Programme
Published Year: 2020
Kansas City: Regional Collaboration for Climate Change Action
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Climate adaptation
Energy transition
Integrated urban-rural development
Sustainable use of land and nature-based solutions
Greater Kansas City (USA) is one of the first North American regional members of the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM). As the region spans many political boundaries, its focus is on using strong, genuine collaboration, which brings together diverse stakeholders and leaders to build regional climate plans and achieve sustainability and emission reductions.
Countries: United States
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC Programme
Published Year: 2020
How International Urban Cooperation Supports The 2030 Agenda, New Urban Agenda & the SDGs
Publication
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Education, jobs and skills in the local economy
Sustainable use of land and nature-based solutions
Urban mobility
This report gives an account of how the IUC programme contributes to the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda. It outlines the challenges facing cities and how their cooperation has contributed to solving them. The report then takes a closer look at how international agendas affect cities and how progress reporting is set out, particularly given the challenge of accurately capturing the local contribution and achieving a sample that represents diverse cities. Next, the IUC programme and its components are briefly presented, followed by an analysis of how cities and regions engaged in the programme have contributed to the Sustainable Development Agenda. The report concludes with lessons learnt and considerations for a future programme of a comparable nature.
Languages: English
Publisher: UN-Habitat
Published Year: 2020
Nice Metropolis and Haikou Jointly Explore Tourism, Smart Monitoring, Academic Collaboration & More
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Digital transition
Nature and cultural heritage conservation
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
The Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur (France) and City of Haikou (China) have been cooperating since July 2018, working together in the areas including tourism, e-health, and smart monitoring in urban areas. The pairing is also developing an innovative academic collaboration, and establishing partnerships in the fields of athletics and culture.
Countries: China, France
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC Coordination Unit
Published Year: 2020
INNOVATIVE FINANCING MECHANISMS
Publication
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Climate adaptation
Energy transition
Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
Safe, inclusive urban development
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
This third publication of the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) financial series aims to give an overview on innovative financing mechanisms. While traditional forms of municipal finance retain their importance, the role of new financial instruments and the engagement of the private sector become vital. Still, as experience show even when creditworthiness is not an issue, most of local and regional governments are either not aware or are afraid of using unconventional tools of financing. The aim of this booklet is to collect the most frequently used innovative financing schemes also applied in emerging economies, illustrated with case studies.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC Programme
Published Year: 2020
OVERVIEW OF FINANCIAL SOURCES AT NATIONAL LEVEL
Publication
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Climate adaptation
Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
Safe, inclusive urban development
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
This second publication of the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) financial series aims to give an overview on financial sources at national level that are available for urban development, helping to understand the range of options accessible on the market, and inspire the exploration of innovative solutions. In addition to presenting traditional approaches and forms of municipal finance, this study also seeks to outline innovative solutions for revenue mobilization for local and subnational governments, using case studies for illustration.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2019
CANTABRIA AND CHIHUAHUA COLLABORATE ON BIOMEDICINE, AGRICULTURE AND SMART TOURISM
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Digital transition
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
Sustainable use of land and nature-based solutions
Cantabria and Chihuahua have come together to exchange on diverse issues such as biomedicine, agriculture, and tourism. Chihuahua is particularly interested in learning from Cantabria’s experience of developing a region-wide innovation strategy.
Countries: Mexico, Spain
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2019
Overview of International Financial Sources and Institutions
Publication
The Paris Agreement and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean that for the first time there is one Agenda for a Sustainable Future that brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious global climate efforts. Despite this favourable environment, a serious gap between funds available and funds deployed in local projects still exists.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2018
Bologna-Austin: working together toward more Sustainable and Resilient Cities
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Circular economy
Climate adaptation
The City of Austin, Texas and the Metropolitan City of Bologna are engaged in an 18-month city-to-city pairing. Through this collaboration, staff from both cities committed to increase access to expertise and share knowledge on climate change resilience, the circular economy and community engagement, actively involving local stakeholders.
Countries: Italy, United States
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2018