AICCRE and the SDGs

In what role does AICCRE play the big game of the SDGs?

A definitely strategic role, which has put in place a "world laboratory" in Venice, concretizing concepts expressed several times by the UN such as active partnership, integrated approach, multilateral and multilevel solutions. "Only from the exchange of experiences and knowledge we can create common and concrete actions to achieve a sustainable, inclusive and supportive world that guarantees a future for the new generations". With this in mind, AICCRE gathers more and more participants in Venice: UN agencies , National governments, local and regional governments and their associations, AsVIS, the OECD, businesses, universities, NGOs, fair trade workshops and laboratories, organizations that deal with urban agenda and sustainable development.

SDGs or the GOALs that we are all called to score!

Welcome to the most important world championship on earth! WHICH GOALS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? The SDGs, ie "Sustainable Development Goals", are in fact the Sustainable Development Goals made up of 17 points, identified by the UN in 2015. Be careful, these are not abstract objectives, but defined by result indicators that must be achieved by 2030!



SDGs Italian portal

Where do the communities stand now, on their way to meeting the international sustainability goals (Sustainable Development Goals, SDG)?


SDGs Italian portal of the cities

AICCRE has worked with the German section of CEMR and with two international research foundations specialized in the study of SDGs, the Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation and the Bertelsmann Foundation, to create the first Italian portal on the SDGs of cities, the only one to tell for each SDG of the 2030 Agenda, the level of achievement of the Italian capital cities with respect to each goal.

The SDGs Portal of cities is important because it allows central governments to verify the implementation status of the alignment of territorial strategies with national ones, but also because it highlights the value of local authorities as key players in achieving the 2030 Agenda. It doesn’t rely on a self-evaluation made by the cities themselves, but rather guarantees a homogeneous scientific data throughout the national territory, and whose evaluation process is the same used in Germany and soon also for the Kingdom of Morocco.


"We would like the SDGs Italia Portal to become the operational tool for cities to communicate with each other, to exchange successful experiences, and we would like this dialogue to have an international dimension: for this reason the project has expanded and will give life to the Global SDGs Portal for cities of the world. In addition to the Italian, German and soon Moroccan portal, the Global SDGs portal will be open to every country in the world that wants to participate, but above all we would like it to be the starting point for decentralized cooperation activities between our cities and those of the countries in the process of being development on the basis of activities based on the SDGs, which guide us towards the construction of an inclusive, sustainable and equitable common future ”.

There is no "plan b" because we don't have a "planet b"

Ban Ki-moon - UN Secretary General

What does is meant sustainable development?

The UN defines it as "a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".

This objective is achieved by "harmonizing three dimensions": economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection.
It is quite clear that the term "sustainable", once linked only to its "green" meaning, also includes economic and social dynamics.

The SDG's can also be summarized by the five "P", or the themes that define the Agenda:

Da questo si evince che il termine “sostenibile”, un tempo legato solo alla sua accezione “green”, include anche dinamiche economiche e sociali.

Gli SDG's possono essere anche sintetizzati dalle cinque “P”, ovvero i temi che definiscono l’Agenda:

  1. People (to eliminate poverty and guarantee dignity and social inclusion)
  2. Prosperity (as fair and solidarity development)
  3. Peace (also as justice and transparency in the various governance processes)
  4. Partnership (only the collaboration of all the different actors involved, whether they belong to the public sector, private or civil society, makes it possible to achieve the SDG's)
  5. Planet (as a common good to be protected)