Moving Towards Sustainable Cities: Linking Climate Action and VLRs

IISD SDG Knowledge Hub
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Amidst ongoing conversations surrounding the attainment of net-zero emissions, it is crucial to underscore the importance of aligning substantive climate action with overarching sustainability objectives. The Voluntary Local Reviews (VLR) movement is gaining momentum, presenting an opportunity to extend its influence in fostering sustainable transitions and optimizing the harmonization between the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate initiatives. A key strategy involves enhancing policy integration and offering educational platforms for all local stakeholders. Through these measures, VLRs can effectively promote and expedite climate action at the grassroots level, contributing to a more comprehensive and impactful approach to sustainable development.