Tracking the SDGs in Canadian Cities

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat March 5 2018 0 Local experience

In 2011, 81 per cent of Canadians lived in urban centres. Cities are the epicentres of arts and culture as well as hubs for business and economic growth, and as such they are important stakeholders in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Reporting on SDG indicators will ultimately happen at the national level, but it is the combined efforts of local level action that will allow us to monitor progress towards achieving the SDGs. The IISD data portal on indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provides a snapshot of the status of selected indicators in the Canadian context. The data has been compiled from several national and local Canadian data sources, and is being updated periodically as data becomes available.

The series Tracking the SDGs in Canadian Cities reviews data from 14 Canadian cities found on the IISD-SDG Indicator Portal. IISD has produced briefing notes for selected SDGs.

  • The first brief in this series provides an overview of SDG 1—ending poverty in all its forms everywhere—across cities in Canada.

  • The focus of the second brief is SDG 3, the health and well-being of all. While all Canadians are fortunate to have access to universal health care, cities still play an important role in ensuring equal access to health services and promoting health education and access to the essential services that improve the physical and mental well-being of all residents.

  • The third brief focuses on SDG 8, which aims to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”. The three primary components of this goal are to: improve employment and provide decent work and social protection for all; support green growth; and encourage sustainable tourism. 

      

 

Comments
0 Responses
*Comments may later be moderated if found unsuitable or offensive. The discretion lies solely with the administrator.

Have any story that you’d like to contribute?

We’d love to have it!

High-Level Political Forum 2024

8 Jul - 17 Jul , New York, United States of America
Posted by Local2030 Coalition
Organized by UN Department of Economic and(...)

Summit of the Future

22 Sept - 23 Sept , New York, United States of America
Posted by Local2030 Coalition
Organized by United Nations

World Urban Forum 12

4 Nov - 8 Nov , Cairo, Egypt
Posted by Local2030 Coalition
Organized by United Nations Human Settlemen(...)

4th International Conference on Small Island Devel(...)

27 May - 30 May , Saint John, Antigua And Barbuda
Posted by Local2030 Coalition
Organized by United Nations

2024 International Mayors Forum

2 Jul - 4 Jul , Jakata, Indonesia
Posted by Local2030 Coalition
Organized by UN-DESA and UCLG-ASPAC

7th OECD Roundtable on Cities and Regions for the(...)

29 May , San Sebastian, Spain
Posted by Local2030 Coalition
Organized by OECD, Basque Government and th(...)

Seventh Local and Regional Governments Forum on th(...)

11 Jul , New York, United States of America
Posted by Local2030 Coalition
Organized by UN DESA, Global Taskforce of L(...)

Local2030 Coalition Special Event: "Unlocking tran(...)

10 Jul , New York, United States of America
Posted by Local2030 Coalition
Organized by Local2030 Coalition