Agenda 2030 was adopted in September 2015 under the auspices of the United Nations. It focuses on 17 universally applicable sustainable development goals (SDGs): every country must contribute to achieving them. The City of Geneva takes action at its own level to contribute to achieving these goals.
The City of Geneva contributes to implementing United Nations Agenda 2030 in two ways. First, Geneva is a forum for formal and informal dialogue, and the city is filled with stakeholders in fields such as human rights, health, aid for natural catastrophes, employment and trade. The work carried out by all these organisations has an impact on the everyday life of the population as a whole and contributes to achieving the 17 SDGs. Second, the municipality is committed to promoting sustainable development at local level within its own territory.
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The municipal roadmap adopted by the legislature 2015-2020 confirms the numerous commitments taken by the City over the past two decades, in particular in favour of international Geneva, solidarity, gender equality and diversity, civic participation, responsible territorial development, local biodiversity, a sustainable energy policy, chemical-free green areas, children and families, social innovation, sustainable food and responsible consumption.
Here are some examples of specific actions implemented by the municipality of Geneva in line with Agenda 2030:
- The projects supported by the Delegation Genève - Ville Solidaire;
- The equality awareness campaigns;
- The management of parks without chemical products, following the example of Conservatory and Botanical Garden monitored by the Green Areas Department (other parks currently in the process of transition);
- The energy renovation of “100% renewable” buildings;
- Amenities and infrastructures with a responsible, ecological design (example: Passerelle de la Paix)
- The g'innove social innovation incentive programme;
- The “Repair, don’t discard” campaign;
- The promotion of local biodiversity, for example through the Flore en ville publication or the Genève refuge écologique comic strip;
- Support for the Martin Ennals prize.
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Article modifié le 15.05.2023 à 15:56