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Sustainability Workshop creates with Gaia Education and Unesco, a methodology for structuring the SDG Local Voluntary Report.

Sustainability Workshop creates with Gaia Education and Unesco, a methodology for structuring the SDG Local Voluntary Report, and Santana de Parnaíba is the first city in Brazil to do RVL and integrate the Institute’s Global Environmental Strategies VLR LAB platform. in Japan.

By Monica Picavêa

This year the Santana de Parnaíba Local Volunteer Report was presented as a pioneering initiative in Latin America, and was the case at the presentation of the Japan-based Institute for Global Environmental Strategies during the High Level Political Forum, the forum meeting. high-level politician on sustainable development in 2019, convened by the Economic and Social Council, has been taking place from Tuesday, July 9, to Thursday, July 18, 2019; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, July 16 to Thursday, July 18, 2019.

The theme of the forum is “Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusion and Equality”. The set of goals to be analyzed in depth is:

Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and between countries

Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Objective 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

When we talk about these issues, we see that cities are increasingly playing a major role in this process and translating into territorial development indicators is very important when we talk about how to measure progress.

Santana takes the lead, based on a methodology structured by Gaia Education, UNESCO, in partnership with the Sustainability Workshop in Brazil, the One City at a Time method, is based on 5 steps, and has the engagement and co-creation of the municipalities themselves to achieve the most appropriate indicators that make sense for each location.

In Santana de Parnaíba, the public-private partnership between the municipality and Artesano Urbanismo, allowed the methodology to be plicated and the city to become the first to deliver an RVL in the country.

The city did not only focus on measuring its results in the goals of the Sustainable Development Goals. It has set up a Commission with collaborators from each government secretariat and civil society actors to act as an advisory body in planning public policy towards the 2030 goals.

The city’s pioneering spirit has won IGES, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, located in Hayama City, Japan, which has been pioneering the sharing of experiences related to Local Voluntary Reporting on cities, and the location of the Sustainable Development Goals. . Its VLAB, as the platform was called, already has 8 Cities, and its reports, and held a session at the High Level Political Forum, talking about the location of the Goals, methodologies used, lessons learned and main difficulties, as well as the presence of the organs. responsible for the United Nations processes that have been seeking parameters and indicators that can support cities in this assessment.

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Reunião Oficial das cidades que fizeram a entrega do relatório no HLPF, com Instituto of Global Environmental Strategies

Official Meeting of HLPF Reporting Cities with Institute of Global Environmental Strategies

Entrega Oficial dos RVL de Brilsto UK e Santana de Parnaíba, para o IGES, durante o HLPF em Nova York.

Official delivery of Bristol (UK)  and Santana de Parnaíba (Brazil)  RVL to IGES during HLPF in New York.