"Smart City Wien" and the UN Agenda 2030

The UN has established a set of 17 universal goals for sustainable economic, social and ecological development to be met by 2030.

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On 25 September 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and defined 17 universally applicable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All of the 193 UN member states have committed to implementing the goals by 2030.

Implementation in Vienna

As people are at the centre of the global 2030 Agenda, major emphasis is placed on the regional and local dimension of the SDGs. Against this background, former Mayor Michael Häupl signed the 17 UN goals in a ceremony on the occasion of a visit of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Vienna's City Hall in April 2016.

Since then, Mayor Ludwig has reaffirmed this commitment at various levels: The local implementation of the (SDGs) was also agreed in the current government agreement.

Many objectives from the 2030 Agenda have already been covered by the strategies and activities of the City of Vienna in the past.

As part of a comprehensive review of the city's framework strategy on smart and sustainable urban development in 2018 and 2019, the SDGs were strategically integrated in all target areas. In 2021/2022 the framework strategy has been revised once more in order to include Vienna's goal of climate neutrality by the year 2040. Smart Climate City Vienna takes continuously account of the Sustainable Development Goals on all levels of municipal work.

The Vienna Climate Roadmap describes the path to achieving Vienna's climate targets by 2040 in terms of a climate-friendly city.

The Vienna sustainability coordination office, which also serves as a contact for all issues related to the SDGs, is part of the City of Vienna's Environmental Protection Department (MA 22).

The City of Vienna's development cooperation is also aligned with the SDGs. Accordingly, the 2030 Agenda and its targets provide a framework for the annual call for project funding proposals from development organisations as well as for the evaluation of the proposals.

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