Localising UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Baltic 2030 Capacity-Building Programme

The Council of the Baltic Sea States – Baltic 2030 and Swedish think-tank Global Utmaning, with the support of the Swedish Institute, organize the Baltic 2030 Capacity-Building Programme – Localising SDGs. The initiative, follow up of the first Baltic Leadership Programme on 2030 Agenda, is a tailor-made leadership programme designed for regional and local authorities from the Baltic Sea Region specializing in strategic planning and sustainable development.

The Baltic 2030 Capacity-Building Programme – Localizing SDGs aims to strengthen the sustainability leadership of subnational actors, and capacity to integrate the 2030 Agenda as a general framework for strategic planning at local and regional levels. The programme will provide the participants with skills and tools needed to support multi-level governance and better policy coherence in localising SDGs, as well as with opportunity to exchange experiences in integrated approaches to SDGs implementation, particularly in the field of economy.

The programme will consist of two modules:

11-12 April 2019, Riga, Latvia: 2030 Agenda as a framework for local development. The module will inspire and develop capacity on how the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs can be localized and used as strategic policy- and action guiding frameworks. SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, the New Urban Agenda and how all SDGs must be implemented locally will provide the context for the module.

23-24 May 2019, Stockholm, Sweden: SDGs in practice: Integrated approaches for Circular Economy. The module will explore how to concretely use the cross-sectorial integrated approaches of the 2030 Agenda by bringing the example of circular economy. SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production as a key driver to achieve a more inclusive and sustainable future and to reach climate goals. These frameworks will be used as a base to produce good examples and case studies, to provide inspiration and to illustrate how circularity can contribute to accelerate the achievement of economic, environmental and social goals.