This online platform provides all you need to know about cities and regions taking a lead on “Voluntary Local Reviews.”
Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) and sustainability transitions during the Covid-19 pandemic: challenges and opportunities
Commentary (Op. Ed)
How Can Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) Amplify Local Sustainability?
Non Peer-reviewed Article
The Making of Future Tokyo──The Reason Why the Local Governments Work On the SDGs
State of the Voluntary Local Reviews 2021: From Reporting to Action
Commentary (Op. Ed)
How Can Voluntary Local Reviews Contribute to the SDG Decade of Action? An Assessment of VLRs to Date
The 8th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum [Parallel session]
Unlocking the Potential of VLRs: Building Sustainable Cities through Local Action and Follow-up and Review Processes
This session aims at fostering knowledge exchange and sharing experiences of good practices regarding the utilisation of VLRs as a means to structure the follow-up and review processes of the 2030 Agenda at the local level. Through this session, part
Climate & SDGs Conference [Side Events]
Promoting synergies at local level: Why are Local Governments strengthening synergies between climate agenda and sustainable development?
Recently, local and regional governments (LRGs) are actively engaging in both the climate agenda and the SDGs. In Japan, around 52% of local governments, which accounts for 932 local governments, have SDGs plans or activity promoting SDGs through...
IGES webinar on Voluntary Local Reviews 2022
As the world rapidly approaches the deadline for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), progress is not occurring fast enough. However, cities are increasingly making a meaningful...
IGES webinar on VLR
In 2018 four pioneer local governments—Kitakyushu, New York, Toyama, and Shimokawa—presented their Voluntary Local Review (VLR) of progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda. Ever since, the VLR movement has grown, with an increasing number of...
10th World Urban Forum
This training event equips the participants with the knowledge, methodology, and tools to implement the VLRs and look at the VLRs from a critical point of view. It also touches issues of integrating climate action and the SDGs in cities.
In 2022, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) produced a wide range of reports, events and web content. As a special feature at the start of 2023, we have compiled the most popular IGES content from the past year for the following...
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) produced a wide range of reports, events and web content in 2021. As a special feature at the start of 2022, we have compiled the most popular IGES content of the past year by category (Top 10...
World’s first VLR online platform available -All you need to know about locally-led transformation for SDGs-
Today, IGES is pleased to announce the launch of VLR Lab, the world’s first online platform offering comprehensive information about local government actions on the SDGs. VLR (Voluntary Local Review) is an international initiative in which the local...