The ASEAN SDGs Frontrunner Cities Programme (SDGs-FC) is an initiative under the ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC) funded by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). It aims to support ASEAN cities to achieve inclusive, sustainable, resilient and dynamic development in line with ASEAN Vision 2025. The Programme strategically builds on the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme (2011-2017), which had supported and recognised over 50 frontrunner cities in their innovative practices/policies in bottom-up environmental management. The SDGs-FC is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and will support the planning and implementation of multi-benefit model projects. Through this process, it will help to develop the capacity of ‘next generation’ cities and enable sharing experiences and knowledge generated from the Programme among ASEAN member states to promote scaling up and replication of good policies/practices towards clean and green ASEAN.
SDGs-FC Phase 1 (SDGs-FC 1) was implemented during 2018-2020, and was subsequently approved for an extension to Phase 2 (SDGs-FC 2) for implementation during September 2022-August 2024.
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