SDG 11

  1. Renewables siting must take the path of least conflict

    EnergyGlobal

    In most developed countries, renewable energy siting has been plagued with delays, contract extensions, and “NIMBY” protests. Project developers and government planning agencies must be transparent and inclusive in their decision-making to gain public support and reduce the environmental and social negative spillover effects of energy expansion projects

  2. Toward a more natural cityscape

    CitiesGlobal

    After nearly a century of believing that engineering solutions could conquer nature to make cities productive and efficient centers of socio-economic development, some urban planners now realize that nature is something to design with, not against. But how do we invite nature back in when cities have been built to keep nature out?

  3. Accelerating change for 1.5°C

    Climate

    Leaders across government, civil society, and the private sector must support the rapid, exponential growth of low and zero-emissions technologies if the world is to achieve the Paris goals

  4. Fostering innovation

    Economic development

    The Decade of Action demands rapid and impactful innovation in all areas to make Agenda 2030 a reality. How can we achieve this?

  5. Cities as vanguards for action

    CitiesGlobal

    The future of our planet and its people rests significantly on cities. This decade, we must transform how cities operate to drive global efforts on sustainable development, climate action, and recovery from COVID-19