2nd 2030 Agenda Meeting
In 2015, all States of the world approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It consists of 17 objectives (the SDGs) that want to transform the ways of producing and consuming, of social organizing and policy making. In this turbulent 21st century, it is about ensuring that humanity can develop well, without poverty, at peace with itself and with the planet that hosts it. With all its limitations, the SDGs are today the only truly global framework for action we have to face the enormous challenges ahead, and the only one compatible with respect for the human rights of all people.
But the 2030 Agenda is only feasible if society gets involved, at all levels. Consistent with its double vocation, municipalist and internationalist, the Barcelona City Council has adopted the SDGs as a framework of reference for its policies. It is about working from close proximity to improve people's lives, but with connection and commitment to the world; especially with sister cities, with which Barcelona shares difficulties, hopes and dreams.
With this spirit we present the Second Conference of the Barcelona 2030 Agenda. Two days of face-to-face meetings, designed to generate exchange, open discussion and transformative energy. Faced with such a complicated scenario, we will ask ourselves how the SDGs can positively influence the governance of cities, driving change and making them accountable for the work done. We will also see how this is being done, in Barcelona and in other places, and we will talk about how to better coordinate the action for the SDGs that is carried out by the various administrations.
The second day will be dedicated to one of the most critical factors for sustainable development: energy. The transition to forms of energy that do not generate greenhouse gas emissions is an imperative need, which must be made compatible with economic health and social well-being. We are talking about an extremely complex challenge, for which we need a strong and cross-sectional political commitment, but also great flexibility in methods, with the ability to quickly learn from all successful experiences.
In between, on the afternoon of the 29th, the ceremony will be held to give out the first Awards of the Barcelona 2030 Agenda, in 10 different modalities. It will be a moment of celebration and recognition for all the schools, entities and companies that have managed to unite commitment and creativity for the SDGs.
See you there!
Director of IVALUA
Director of MedCités
3rd Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council
Director of the Technical Planning Department
Director General of Leveraging Policies for the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda of the Government of Spain
Director of the Agència de l’Energia de Barcelona
Director of the Barcelona 2030 Metropolitan Strategic Plan
Chair of Ecnomomics at UC3M
Senior Researcher at UCLG
Director General of Economic transition of the GVA
Director General of IAAC
Professor at the UPM and coordinator of CitiEs
Pablo Martínez Osés
Member of the Colectivo la Mundial and Coordinator of the Índex de Coherència de Polítiques per al Desenvolupament
Nasir Abdallah Mohammad Qandeel
Amman Urban Observatory, Member of Amman VLR Committee
General Coordinator of Urban Strategies and Sustainable Agenda of the City Council of Valencia
Fourth Vice-President of the Diputació de Barcelona
Comissioner for the Barcelona City Council Agenda 2030
Director of the Consell Assessor pel Desenvolupament Sostenible de Catalunya
CEO of Smart&City Solutions and lecturer
Professor of Economic History at the University of Barcelona
Professor at the UB
REDS Researcher and Professor at the UPM
Professor of Strategy and Public Management, ESADE
Head of Energy Planning Division, ICAEN
Lotfi Ben Aissa
President of the Tunis City Strategy