Voluntary Local Review 2022, The Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the City of Düsseldorf
Insights of the Report
The city of Düsseldorf has long been committed to advancing sustainable development. Moreover, the city became an “Agenda 2030 signatory municipality” in 2016. Since then, the city’s future has been guided by the Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The VLR report summarises the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the local level, including aspects such as public participation and sustainable finances. It then analyses municipal actions across thematic areas such as climate protection and energy, and sustainable mobility, linking them to relevant SDGs and targets. It concludes by providing an overview of the city’s contribution to the SDGs and their targets.
2900 inhabitants per ㎢ (2020)
Level of Government
Local (ex. city, town, village, etc)
Düsseldorf is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the second largest city in the state after Cologne. The city lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Düssel rivers, and its economy relies on advance tertiary activities and technology. Düsseldorf is the location of two of Germany’s four main mobile phone providers as well as other tech companies such as Ericsson, Oppo, and Xiaomi. Other notable industries include marketing and advertising, as well as financial activities.