SDG Localization for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for the Metropolitan City of Florence

Title 2030 Metropolitan Agenda for Sustainable Development

Location Florence

Duration September 2020- February 2021

Partners Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea, UN Habitat, Avventura Urbana, DISEI – Department for Economy and Business Sciences of the University of Florence



Last February the Metropolitan City of Florence committed itself to defining its 2030 Metropolitan Agenda for Sustainable Development, in order to direct strategic choices towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development of Nations United – adapting it to the characteristics and priorities of the Florentine metropolitan territory – and to ensure a coherent systemic effort and a multi-actor, multi-sector and multi-level virtuosity.

The 2030 Metropolitan Agenda for Sustainable Development contributes to placing the implementation of the Metropolitan Strategic Plan within a strategic and programmatic framework at global, European, national and regional level with which it intends to align itself in a coherent manner and taking into account its own territorial specificities. In fact, local governance makes it possible to define a process of SDG localization (Sustainable Development Goals) that will be able to idenitfy the actual needs and specific opportunities of the territory, and giving everyone the opportunity to fully express their potential.

With the 2030 Strategic Plan called “Metropolitan Renaissance”,  the Metropolitan City of Florence set itself on a path to promote change and to improve the quality of life of all the inhabitants of the metropolitan area, by defining a strong and shared strategic vision to give an effective response to contemporary socio-economic and environmental challenges.


General Objective

The Metropolitan City of Florence will identify its own sustainable development priorities to define the 2030 Metropolitan Agenda as a framework for addressing and monitoring, able to systematize existing programmatic efforts and align them with a global vision of sustainable development.

Similarly, local institutions that are part of the Metropolitan City of Florence and representatives of the various sectors (public, private and social) that animate the local society will enjoy a vision and a framework within which to enhance their virtuosity.


Our contribution

Together with DISEI, ARCO’s Local Development Unit will provide technical and scientific support to Metropolitan City of Florence to define and draft its the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The study will focus on the positioning of the Metropolitan City concerning the SDG localization process, taking into account the systemic relationships (eg synergies and trade-offs) between the dimensions of sustainability, objectives and targets, and by preparing a Voluntary Local Review, together with UN Habitat.

This study will go along a participatory involvement called “CMFlorence seeSUSTAINABLE” carried out by Avventura Urbana, which aims at including all the actors that live in the targeted areas. It will also accompany the work carried out by the Round Tableoordinated by the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Territory and the Sea, in which all the Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area are involved, that focuses in particular on the sharing of methods and tools for monitoring of the objectives of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development at the various territorial levels.


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