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Stockholm Royal Seaport’s contribution to Agenda 2030

Below is how the Stockholm Royal Seaport urban development project can contribute to the City of Stockholm achieving the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Each goal begins with the UN definition and then describes how the goal is interpreted from the perspective of the City of Stockholm. Finally, it describes how Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes, as well as synergy and leverage effects that arise.

The development of Stockholm Royal Seaport is primarily based on SDG 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities, although works actively across all the goals.

The Global Goals For Sustainable Development
Goal 1: No poverty

Global goals Globala mål Agenda 2030 Stockholm Royal SeaportPoverty encompasses more dimensions than purely the economic and includes a lack of freedom, power, influence, health, and education. Despite the fact that Sweden has a well-developed welfare system, income disparities have increased and access to support for vulnerable groups has decreased. For example, people with disabilities and those who are foreign-born are less well established on the labour market compared to other groups.

Through its target areas – Vibrant City, Accessibility and Proximity and Let Nature Do the Work – Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to greater citizen dialogue in the design of the city’s public spaces. Target area Participation and Consultation stimulates initiatives that employ people who are outside the labour market by setting requirements in land allocation and contract procurement.


Goal 2: Zero hunger

Access to adequate and nutritious food is a human right that every country has an obligation to guarantee its citizens. To put the goal of zero hunger in a relevant context, the City of Stockholm focuses on the sub-goal of malnutrition and obesity, which is a global and growing public health problem and one in which the City of Stockholm, like the rest of Sweden, has challenges.

Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes through the Let Nature Do the Work target area with increased local production of nutritious food, through cultivation both in the neighbourhood blocks and on a larger scale by developing innovation projects.


Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Healthy lives must be ensured, and well-being must be promoted at all ages. Life expectancy is increasing in Stockholm and the number of those in ill health is declining, but there are considerable differences between parts of the city and between different groups of Stockholmers. Women live longer but feel worse and people with a higher level of education have better health on average. Differences in children’s upbringing can affect health and well-being for the rest of their lives. Although access to nature areas and parks is generally good throughout the city, it remains a priority to ensure good conditions for healthy lifestyles throughout the city.

Through its target areas Vibrant City, Accessibility and Proximity, and Let Nature Do the Work, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to public spaces for meetings and activities, facilitates walking and cycling for increased movement and exercise, and the design of blue and green structures for recreation that leads to healthier lifestyles. This is ensured in planning through, among other things, social value-creating analyses, child impact assessments, and walking and cycling plans. The target area of Resource Efficiency and Climate Responsibility ensures healthy indoor and outdoor environments, which contributes to good health.


Goal 4: Quality education

Inclusive and equivalent education of good quality must be ensured, and lifelong learning must be promoted. The City of Stockholm has a well-educated population, which is reflected in a knowledge-intensive business life. However, considerable differences within the city persist and differences in, above all, parents’ educational background and origins are clear explanatory variables.

Through its target areas Vibrant City, Accessibility and Proximity, Let Nature Do the Work, and Participation and Consultation, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to access and proximity to preschools and schools with safe school routes, which leads to inclusive and safe educational environments. The sustainability profile promotes lifelong learning.


Goal 5: Gender equality

Gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls must be ensured. By international standards, Stockholm is an equal city where the pay gap between women and men is slowly decreasing. But there are still differences between the living conditions of women and men. Women’s median income is lower than men’s. It is more common for women to use public transport and get about on foot, while cycling accounts for an approximately equal proportion of women’s and men’s journeys. Women experience greater insecurity than men, which affects how women and men move in the public space – especially during the evening.

Through all its target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport ensures that girls and women, as well as boys and men, have equal access to the city, its resources, services, sports grounds, parks, transport alternatives etc. This is done in planning through, among other things, social value-creating analyses, child impact assessments and gender equality analyses.


Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation for all

Access to and sustainable management of water and sanitation must be ensured. Access to clean water and sanitation is largely adequate for all residents of Sweden. Stockholm’s challenges are primarily related to eutrophication and emissions of environmental toxins, which contribute to some lakes and watercourses failing to achieve sound ecological status.

Through its target areas of Resource Efficiency and Climate Responsibility, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to reduced eutrophication and resource use through innovation projects to develop source-separated wastewater systems where water, energy, and plant nutrients are utilised. The Let Nature Do the Work target area contributes to locally disposal of stormwater indirectly to reduce the risk of discharge of untreated wastewater.


Goal 7: Sustainable energy for all

Access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy must be ensured. The City of Stockholm needs to change and reset its energy systems, replace fossil fuels with renewables, and make energy use more efficient in society.

Through its Resource Efficiency and Climate Responsibility target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to reduced energy use and increased production of renewable energy by setting requirements for land allocation and by developing innovation projects.


Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Continuous, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth and full and productive employment with decent working conditions must be ensured. Stockholm is the engine of the Swedish economy with strong economic growth and a well-educated workforce. Challenges are linked to the two-tier labour market, which is characterised partly by a lack of skills and partly by the fact that there are groups that have difficulty finding work due to a lack of education and qualifications.

Through its Participation and Consultation target area, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to the development of new knowledge and innovative technologies that benefit entrepreneurship, creates jobs, and economic growth. The Vibrant City target area ensures a mix of functions that indirectly contributes to a varied content and opportunities for companies to establish themselves in the area.


Goal 9: Sustainable industry, innovation, and infrastructure

Infrastructure must be resilient, and the planning of cities must promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and support innovation. Stockholm has well-developed transport and technical system infrastructure. The challenge is, among other things, to address climate change and reduce the city’s resource use, incorporating digitalisation as part of the solution. Stockholm should offer safe, well-functioning, and innovative environments for entrepreneurship.

Through all its target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to building a multi-function city with robust and flexible infrastructure that will last over time and meet the challenges of the future with innovation and digitalisation being important tools. Stockholm Royal Seaport is a testbed for innovative and sustainable urban development.


Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

The basis for a sustainable society is a fair distribution of resources and economic, social, and political influence in society where nobody is prevented from benefitting from progress. An equal society is based on the principle of equal rights and opportunities for all, irrespective of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation, and age. More needs to be done to reduce inequality and segregation, as well as to improve the living conditions of vulnerable groups in Stockholm.

Through all its target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to creating an inclusive, accessible, safe, equal part of the city where public space can be used by everyone and on equal terms. Cycling solutions contribute to a more equal use of resources now and over time. Through expanded citizen dialogue and opportunities for co-creation, everyone is invited to contribute to the development of the area.

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

The rapid and large influx of people into cities places new demands on urban areas. Sustainable urban development includes housing, commercial spaces, public places, energy supply, transport, and water and waste management, which in turn require new technologies and co-operation between several sectors. Stockholm is one of the fastest growing regions in Europe and has challenges including growing segregation, housing shortages, and overcrowding. The availability of affordable housing needs to increase. A high proportion of the city’s commuting is made on public transport, but leisure trips are made to a much greater extent by car. Stockholmers’ access to nature areas and parks is generally good but still needs to be improved.

Through all its target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to inclusive and sustainable urbanisation that reduces negative climate effects and environmental impacts with accessible transport systems and an inclusive green structure where cultural and natural heritage such as Gasverket and the Royal National City Park are protected. Opportunities to create affordable housing is reviewed with the help of innovation projects.


Goal 12: Sustainable consumption and production

Sustainable consumption and production patterns must be ensured. Our current consumption patterns have a negative effect on the environment and the climate, which is a major challenge as prevailing consumption patterns are linked to social norms that take time to change. The City of Stockholm has made progress in terms of waste management and recycling, but more needs to be done.

Through its Resource Efficiency and Climate Responsibility and Participation and Consultation target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to increased recycling and resource-efficient management of other material flows.


Goal 13: Climate action

Immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat its consequences must be taken. The City of Stockholm has conducted successful efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. Although emissions have almost halved since 1990, much remains to be done, especially in terms of vehicular traffic. The city also needs to deal with the expected effects of climate change, such as floods and heatwaves.

Through all its target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to reducing the use of fossil fuels in transport and energy systems, increasing the production of renewable energy, and reducing energy use. Green structures are used to mitigate climate effects such as heatwaves, downpours, and dry periods. This is achieved by setting requirements in land allocation.


Goal 14: Sea and marine resources

Ocean and marine resources must be preserved and used sustainably. Stockholm’s water bodies, Lake Mälaren, and the Baltic Sea are heavily burdened by human activity. Eutrophication, environmental toxins, and physical impacts contribute to it becoming difficult to achieve acceptable ecological standards in the city’s waters.

Through the target areas of Resource Efficiency and Climate Responsibility and Let Nature Do the Work, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to reduce the environmental impact on watercourses through land reclamation and efficient stormwater management.


Goal 15: Ecosystems and biodiversity

Sustainable use of land-based ecosystems must be protected, restored, and promoted, forests must be used sustainably, land degradation must be stopped, and the loss of biodiversity must be halted. The rapid pace of development in Stockholm and the fact that exploitation takes place partly in weak green links that provide a reduced proportion of green space represents challenges to biodiversity.

Through its target areas of Vibrant City and Let Nature Do the Work, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to the creation of habitats and dispersal corridors that benefit biodiversity and robust ecosystems by increasing ecosystem services. This is achieved with the help of multifunctional green and blue structures and effective management of stormwater.


Goal 16: Peace and inclusive societies

Peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development must be promoted and access to justice must be provided. The City of Stockholm focuses on issues related to increased social inclusion and security. Turnout is increasing overall in the city, but considerable differences between districts persist. There are also differences in the experience of security between different parts of the city and between different groups of Stockholmers.

Through its target areas of Vibrant City, Accessibility and Proximity, Let Nature Do the Work, and Participation and Consultation, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to planning for well-populated places and thoroughfares that support increased security and inclusion for people who feel insecure in public environments. Through inclusive processes in the development of the area, more people, regardless of gender, age, and background, will be able to participate.


Goal 17: Implementation and global partnerships

The world today is more interconnected than ever, and the SDGs can only be realized through global partnership and co-operation. Many of the important initiatives that are underway in the Stockholm region are based on well-developed co-operation and various forms of partnership between the City, other public actors, academia, business, and civil society.

Through the project’s working methods and the target area Participation and Consultation, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to increased collaboration between all actors involved, as well as to innovation, knowledge development, and dissemination of experiences. In addition, knowledge and skills development and skills programmes are provided for all participants.

Direct and indirect target fulfillment

The image below shows how the target areas for Stockholm Royal Seaport direct and indirect relate to the global goals.

The vision for Stockholm Royal Seaport has been defined by the City of Stockholm’s overarching steering documents, including Vision 2040, the City’s budget, its Environmental Programme, its overview programme amongst others.

The vision is crystalized in five target areas: Vibrant City, Accessibility and Proximity, Resource Efficiency and Climate Responsibility, Let Nature Do the Work, and Participation and Consultation.

Agenda 2030

In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted Agenda 2030 with 17 global goals – known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – that span a large number of societal challenges based on human rights. Signatory countries pledged to implement societal change that leads to achieving economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable development by 2030. The agenda is global, but it is at the local level that significant proportions of the commitments and work with the goals are put into practice, and Stockholm will be a leader in their implementation.

At the same time, cities need to reduce environmental and climate impact, break unsustainable consumption and production patterns, counteract segregation and inequality, and increase gender equality. The City of Stockholm therefore needs to develop working methods to integrate different perspectives for sustainable development in several parts of society. The implementation of Agenda 2030 will, among other things, lead to increased gender equality, increased social inclusion, reduced inequality, and reduced climate impact.

Work with Agenda 2030 also stimulates collaboration, bridges silos and organizational boundaries, and is characterized by learning and the exchange of experiences.

Updated 2021-10-13

Stockholm Royal Seaport’s contribution to Agenda 2030

Below is how the Stockholm Royal Seaport urban development project can contribute to the City of Stockholm achieving the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Each goal begins with the UN definition and then describes how the goal is interpreted from the perspective of the City of Stockholm. Finally, it describes how Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes, as well as synergy and leverage effects that arise.

The development of Stockholm Royal Seaport is primarily based on SDG 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities, although works actively across all the goals.

The Global Goals For Sustainable Development
Goal 1: No poverty

Global goals Globala mål Agenda 2030 Stockholm Royal SeaportPoverty encompasses more dimensions than purely the economic and includes a lack of freedom, power, influence, health, and education. Despite the fact that Sweden has a well-developed welfare system, income disparities have increased and access to support for vulnerable groups has decreased. For example, people with disabilities and those who are foreign-born are less well established on the labour market compared to other groups.

Through its target areas – Vibrant City, Accessibility and Proximity and Let Nature Do the Work – Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to greater citizen dialogue in the design of the city’s public spaces. Target area Participation and Consultation stimulates initiatives that employ people who are outside the labour market by setting requirements in land allocation and contract procurement.


Goal 2: Zero hunger

Access to adequate and nutritious food is a human right that every country has an obligation to guarantee its citizens. To put the goal of zero hunger in a relevant context, the City of Stockholm focuses on the sub-goal of malnutrition and obesity, which is a global and growing public health problem and one in which the City of Stockholm, like the rest of Sweden, has challenges.

Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes through the Let Nature Do the Work target area with increased local production of nutritious food, through cultivation both in the neighbourhood blocks and on a larger scale by developing innovation projects.


Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Healthy lives must be ensured, and well-being must be promoted at all ages. Life expectancy is increasing in Stockholm and the number of those in ill health is declining, but there are considerable differences between parts of the city and between different groups of Stockholmers. Women live longer but feel worse and people with a higher level of education have better health on average. Differences in children’s upbringing can affect health and well-being for the rest of their lives. Although access to nature areas and parks is generally good throughout the city, it remains a priority to ensure good conditions for healthy lifestyles throughout the city.

Through its target areas Vibrant City, Accessibility and Proximity, and Let Nature Do the Work, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to public spaces for meetings and activities, facilitates walking and cycling for increased movement and exercise, and the design of blue and green structures for recreation that leads to healthier lifestyles. This is ensured in planning through, among other things, social value-creating analyses, child impact assessments, and walking and cycling plans. The target area of Resource Efficiency and Climate Responsibility ensures healthy indoor and outdoor environments, which contributes to good health.


Goal 4: Quality education

Inclusive and equivalent education of good quality must be ensured, and lifelong learning must be promoted. The City of Stockholm has a well-educated population, which is reflected in a knowledge-intensive business life. However, considerable differences within the city persist and differences in, above all, parents’ educational background and origins are clear explanatory variables.

Through its target areas Vibrant City, Accessibility and Proximity, Let Nature Do the Work, and Participation and Consultation, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to access and proximity to preschools and schools with safe school routes, which leads to inclusive and safe educational environments. The sustainability profile promotes lifelong learning.


Goal 5: Gender equality

Gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls must be ensured. By international standards, Stockholm is an equal city where the pay gap between women and men is slowly decreasing. But there are still differences between the living conditions of women and men. Women’s median income is lower than men’s. It is more common for women to use public transport and get about on foot, while cycling accounts for an approximately equal proportion of women’s and men’s journeys. Women experience greater insecurity than men, which affects how women and men move in the public space – especially during the evening.

Through all its target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport ensures that girls and women, as well as boys and men, have equal access to the city, its resources, services, sports grounds, parks, transport alternatives etc. This is done in planning through, among other things, social value-creating analyses, child impact assessments and gender equality analyses.


Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation for all

Access to and sustainable management of water and sanitation must be ensured. Access to clean water and sanitation is largely adequate for all residents of Sweden. Stockholm’s challenges are primarily related to eutrophication and emissions of environmental toxins, which contribute to some lakes and watercourses failing to achieve sound ecological status.

Through its target areas of Resource Efficiency and Climate Responsibility, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to reduced eutrophication and resource use through innovation projects to develop source-separated wastewater systems where water, energy, and plant nutrients are utilised. The Let Nature Do the Work target area contributes to locally disposal of stormwater indirectly to reduce the risk of discharge of untreated wastewater.


Goal 7: Sustainable energy for all

Access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy must be ensured. The City of Stockholm needs to change and reset its energy systems, replace fossil fuels with renewables, and make energy use more efficient in society.

Through its Resource Efficiency and Climate Responsibility target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to reduced energy use and increased production of renewable energy by setting requirements for land allocation and by developing innovation projects.


Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Continuous, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth and full and productive employment with decent working conditions must be ensured. Stockholm is the engine of the Swedish economy with strong economic growth and a well-educated workforce. Challenges are linked to the two-tier labour market, which is characterised partly by a lack of skills and partly by the fact that there are groups that have difficulty finding work due to a lack of education and qualifications.

Through its Participation and Consultation target area, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to the development of new knowledge and innovative technologies that benefit entrepreneurship, creates jobs, and economic growth. The Vibrant City target area ensures a mix of functions that indirectly contributes to a varied content and opportunities for companies to establish themselves in the area.


Goal 9: Sustainable industry, innovation, and infrastructure

Infrastructure must be resilient, and the planning of cities must promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and support innovation. Stockholm has well-developed transport and technical system infrastructure. The challenge is, among other things, to address climate change and reduce the city’s resource use, incorporating digitalisation as part of the solution. Stockholm should offer safe, well-functioning, and innovative environments for entrepreneurship.

Through all its target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to building a multi-function city with robust and flexible infrastructure that will last over time and meet the challenges of the future with innovation and digitalisation being important tools. Stockholm Royal Seaport is a testbed for innovative and sustainable urban development.


Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

The basis for a sustainable society is a fair distribution of resources and economic, social, and political influence in society where nobody is prevented from benefitting from progress. An equal society is based on the principle of equal rights and opportunities for all, irrespective of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation, and age. More needs to be done to reduce inequality and segregation, as well as to improve the living conditions of vulnerable groups in Stockholm.

Through all its target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to creating an inclusive, accessible, safe, equal part of the city where public space can be used by everyone and on equal terms. Cycling solutions contribute to a more equal use of resources now and over time. Through expanded citizen dialogue and opportunities for co-creation, everyone is invited to contribute to the development of the area.

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

The rapid and large influx of people into cities places new demands on urban areas. Sustainable urban development includes housing, commercial spaces, public places, energy supply, transport, and water and waste management, which in turn require new technologies and co-operation between several sectors. Stockholm is one of the fastest growing regions in Europe and has challenges including growing segregation, housing shortages, and overcrowding. The availability of affordable housing needs to increase. A high proportion of the city’s commuting is made on public transport, but leisure trips are made to a much greater extent by car. Stockholmers’ access to nature areas and parks is generally good but still needs to be improved.

Through all its target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to inclusive and sustainable urbanisation that reduces negative climate effects and environmental impacts with accessible transport systems and an inclusive green structure where cultural and natural heritage such as Gasverket and the Royal National City Park are protected. Opportunities to create affordable housing is reviewed with the help of innovation projects.


Goal 12: Sustainable consumption and production

Sustainable consumption and production patterns must be ensured. Our current consumption patterns have a negative effect on the environment and the climate, which is a major challenge as prevailing consumption patterns are linked to social norms that take time to change. The City of Stockholm has made progress in terms of waste management and recycling, but more needs to be done.

Through its Resource Efficiency and Climate Responsibility and Participation and Consultation target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to increased recycling and resource-efficient management of other material flows.


Goal 13: Climate action

Immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat its consequences must be taken. The City of Stockholm has conducted successful efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. Although emissions have almost halved since 1990, much remains to be done, especially in terms of vehicular traffic. The city also needs to deal with the expected effects of climate change, such as floods and heatwaves.

Through all its target areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to reducing the use of fossil fuels in transport and energy systems, increasing the production of renewable energy, and reducing energy use. Green structures are used to mitigate climate effects such as heatwaves, downpours, and dry periods. This is achieved by setting requirements in land allocation.


Goal 14: Sea and marine resources

Ocean and marine resources must be preserved and used sustainably. Stockholm’s water bodies, Lake Mälaren, and the Baltic Sea are heavily burdened by human activity. Eutrophication, environmental toxins, and physical impacts contribute to it becoming difficult to achieve acceptable ecological standards in the city’s waters.

Through the target areas of Resource Efficiency and Climate Responsibility and Let Nature Do the Work, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to reduce the environmental impact on watercourses through land reclamation and efficient stormwater management.


Goal 15: Ecosystems and biodiversity

Sustainable use of land-based ecosystems must be protected, restored, and promoted, forests must be used sustainably, land degradation must be stopped, and the loss of biodiversity must be halted. The rapid pace of development in Stockholm and the fact that exploitation takes place partly in weak green links that provide a reduced proportion of green space represents challenges to biodiversity.

Through its target areas of Vibrant City and Let Nature Do the Work, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to the creation of habitats and dispersal corridors that benefit biodiversity and robust ecosystems by increasing ecosystem services. This is achieved with the help of multifunctional green and blue structures and effective management of stormwater.


Goal 16: Peace and inclusive societies

Peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development must be promoted and access to justice must be provided. The City of Stockholm focuses on issues related to increased social inclusion and security. Turnout is increasing overall in the city, but considerable differences between districts persist. There are also differences in the experience of security between different parts of the city and between different groups of Stockholmers.

Through its target areas of Vibrant City, Accessibility and Proximity, Let Nature Do the Work, and Participation and Consultation, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to planning for well-populated places and thoroughfares that support increased security and inclusion for people who feel insecure in public environments. Through inclusive processes in the development of the area, more people, regardless of gender, age, and background, will be able to participate.


Goal 17: Implementation and global partnerships

The world today is more interconnected than ever, and the SDGs can only be realized through global partnership and co-operation. Many of the important initiatives that are underway in the Stockholm region are based on well-developed co-operation and various forms of partnership between the City, other public actors, academia, business, and civil society.

Through the project’s working methods and the target area Participation and Consultation, Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to increased collaboration between all actors involved, as well as to innovation, knowledge development, and dissemination of experiences. In addition, knowledge and skills development and skills programmes are provided for all participants.

Direct and indirect target fulfillment

The image below shows how the target areas for Stockholm Royal Seaport direct and indirect relate to the global goals.

The vision for Stockholm Royal Seaport has been defined by the City of Stockholm’s overarching steering documents, including Vision 2040, the City’s budget, its Environmental Programme, its overview programme amongst others.

The vision is crystalized in five target areas: Vibrant City, Accessibility and Proximity, Resource Efficiency and Climate Responsibility, Let Nature Do the Work, and Participation and Consultation.

Agenda 2030

In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted Agenda 2030 with 17 global goals – known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – that span a large number of societal challenges based on human rights. Signatory countries pledged to implement societal change that leads to achieving economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable development by 2030. The agenda is global, but it is at the local level that significant proportions of the commitments and work with the goals are put into practice, and Stockholm will be a leader in their implementation.

At the same time, cities need to reduce environmental and climate impact, break unsustainable consumption and production patterns, counteract segregation and inequality, and increase gender equality. The City of Stockholm therefore needs to develop working methods to integrate different perspectives for sustainable development in several parts of society. The implementation of Agenda 2030 will, among other things, lead to increased gender equality, increased social inclusion, reduced inequality, and reduced climate impact.

Work with Agenda 2030 also stimulates collaboration, bridges silos and organizational boundaries, and is characterized by learning and the exchange of experiences.

Updated 2021-10-13