What do the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean for European cities and how can citizens and grassroots initiatives help implement them? A new Local Agenda 21? Despite the stand-alone goal on sustainable cities (SDG11), urban experts agree on the importance of all the 17 SDGs for cities. Initiatives like the recently-adopted Basque Declaration suggest that cities and citizens have to engage on the ground if the future is to be sustainable.
Following an EU policy overview, we discussed with various stakeholders on concrete examples of transformative and replicable actions coming from sub-national governments and civil society organisations.
The event was part of the 20th Breakfast at Sustainability’s and took place on Thursday 2 June 2016 at the EESC in Brussels.