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SEOUL USES CLIMATE REPORTING TO ENSURE MEANINGFUL ACTION
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Air quality
Energy transition
Seoul (South Korea) engages with and leads networks of international peers committed to climate action. The city uses thorough emissions inventories to ensure its own success, and to inspire action in cities across the world.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC Coordination Unit
Published Year: 2020
City-to-city and region-to-region cooperation fostering sustainable development on a global scale
Publication
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Air quality
Circular economy
Climate adaptation
Digital transition
Education, jobs and skills in the local economy
Energy transition
Housing
Inclusion of migrants and refugees
Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
Innovative and responsible public procurement
Integrated urban-rural development
Nature and cultural heritage conservation
Safe, inclusive urban development
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
Sustainable production/consumption
Sustainable use of land and nature-based solutions
Urban mobility
Urban poverty
Water, waste management and sanitation
This publication looks back on all that has been accomplished during the IUC programme, with a focus on presenting best practices from across IUC regions that showcase how city-to-city and region-to-region cooperation can be used to foster and support sustainable urban development and the localisation of global goals.
Countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC Coordination Unit
Published Year: 2020
KYOTO ENGAGES PEOPLE, BUSINESSES, AND THE PUBLIC SECTOR IN CLIMATE ACTION
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Air quality
Climate adaptation
Energy transition
Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
Kyoto (Japan) is committed to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The city works with diverse groups within the municipality, region, and as a part of the larger international community – including as a signatory to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) – to meet its climate action targets. Kyoto looks at climate action holistically: it must address a wide variety of sectors, engage diverse local voices, and utilise interventions that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
Countries: Japan
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC Coordination Unit
Published Year: 2020
ALBA IULIA AND BENEDITO NOVO LEARN FROM EACH OTHER’S STRENGTHS
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Nature and cultural heritage conservation
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
Alba Iulia (Romania) and Benedito Novo (Brazil) have much in common, including commitments to working to localise the SDGs. Through the IUC programme, the cities have exchanged knowledge to learn from each other’s main strengths across fields such as smart solutions, culture and tourism.
Countries: Brazil, Romania
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC Coordination Unit
Published Year: 2020
PANAJI BUILDS ON GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS TO SUPPORT CLIMATE ACTION
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Energy transition
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
Urban mobility
Water, waste management and sanitation
Throughout its long history of taking climate action, the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has continually cooperated with global community of experts and likeminded local governments for support, knowledge, and to learn about new solutions that can be successfully adapted to their local context.
Countries: Croatia, India
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC Coordination Unit
Published Year: 2020
Solid Waste Management in Kochi and Vilnius
Publication
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Air quality
Circular economy
Climate adaptation
Energy transition
Water, waste management and sanitation
This case study has been prepared to reflect the collaborative work that Kochi (India) has been doing with Vilnius (Lithuania) as part of their IUC programme pairing. Kochi and Vilnius have chosen to focus on solid waste management as a topic of mutual interest. They have been diligently working on addressing this topic for the overall improvement in the level of service deliveries in each city.
Countries: India, Lithuania
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC India
Published Year: 2020
Smart Specialisation, an innovation bridge between the EU and Latin America
Publication
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
Sustainable use of land and nature-based solutions
Since 2016, the International Urban Cooperation Programme has been a vehicle for cooperation between the European Union and Latin America on the topic of innovation for local and regional development. In this endeavour, the Smart Specialisation approach originally deployed in the EU, and its potential to foster localised, innovation-driven sustainable territorial development, have been a great source of inspiration. Building on the 20 regional pairings between regions from the EU and Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Peru), this Science for Policy Report analyses the outcomes and the lessons generated by transcontinental cooperation and examines the potential to enshrine the EU touch on Smart Specialisation in the innovation landscape of Latin America.
Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru
Languages: English
Publisher: JRC
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
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
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