European Territories Localise
the SDGs

Making this
the Decade of Action

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Fabrizio Rossi
CEMR Secretary General

Foreword

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European Territories Localise the SDGs

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local and regional governments associations

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municipalities and regions
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Key recommendations

To Whom?

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EU Institutions
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National governments
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Local and regional governments and their national associations
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How can we make citizens and municipal officials truly aware of the stakes of SDG implementation?
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The Voluntary Subnational Reviews at the core of the SDG process
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Effectiveness of SDG national reporting and coordination mechanisms
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Challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation of the SDGs at local level
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How can SDGs help to “build back better” after COVID-19?
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CONCLUSIONS
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The way forward
Public awareness of SDGs differs largely from country to country; and while knowledge is not an indicator of the level or degree of SDG attainment, it is a factor in its materialisation and a crucial step in the localisation process.