Orlando and the Sustainable Development Goals, A Voluntary Local Review of Progress
Insights of the Report
Orlando has dedicated itself to accelerating sustainable development. The city first approached the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2018 with the update of its “Green Growth Community Plan” by considering how local efforts help to advance the 2030 Agenda. The city presented its first VLR in 2021, becoming the fourth city in the US to do so. Orlando’s VLR tracks progress toward the 17 SDGs and highlights efforts towards their delivery by 2030, such as the city’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality.
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Level of Government
Local (city, town, village, etc)
Orlando is a city located at the centre of the US State of Florida. Its geography is dominated by wetlands and it is mainly flat. Home to more than 300,000 people in 2020, the city has rapidly grown over the last few decades. Orlando is a vibrant international destination attracting millions of visitors each year. Together with tourism, Orlando’s economy is propelled by a strong hi-tech sector. Since 2007, Orlando embarked on a journey to accelerate its sustainable transition while reducing poverty and inequalities. The city is also at the forefront of climate action.