This publication is co-production between Council of the Baltic Sea States and independent think-tank Global Utmaning.  A handbook Localising sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the Baltic Sea Region, based on the outcomes of the Baltic 2030 Capacity building programme – Localising SDGs 2020.
Overall aim of the programme - Increase sustainability leadership among catalysts and drivers of systemic changes. Improve multilevel governance for SDGs implementation.

This handbook aims to share the lessons learnt and to provide recommendations to support local, subregional and national actors in better understanding how to strategically adopt the 2030 Agenda framework, and how to take first and further steps to map and put the SDGs into practice in systemic and integrated ways.

A Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning — Promoting Active Mobility

This publication has been designed as part of the Transport, Health and Environment Pan European Programme (THE PEP). By providing an intersectoral and intergovernmental policy framework, THE PEP promotes mobility and transport strategies that integrate environmental and health concerns.

The publication puts forward a methodology for sustainable urban transport planning and introduces a concise set of key messages and recommendations as an input to the Fifth High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment. The publication has been prepared by Russian and French experts. 

Pskov Sustainable Development Plan 2030 — the first Urban Sustainable Development Plan in Russia

The Pskov Sustainable Development Plan 2030 has become the first Urban Sustainable Development Plan in Russia. The Plan has been devised as part of the project “Cities.Multimodal — Urban Transport System in Transition Towards Low Carbon Mobility” of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 and encapsulates the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

What should life in Pskov look like in 2030? How can the 17 SDGs be implemented locally? These are the focal points of focus group discussions for the citizens of Pskov, organized by the Pskov City Administration jointly with ICSER Leontief Centre and Green Mobility International Partnership Initiative. As a result of the broad stakeholder engagement process, 2700 stakeholders — citizens of Pskov, businesses, institutions, initiatives and associations, universities, NGOs, and others — have determined the major goal of the Pskov Sustainable Development Plan 2030.

Game of Goals
Transport Summer School 

During 17-25 August 2020, leading experts and mentors in sustainable development and transportation planning brought together to hold the Online Transport Summer School “The New Silk Road: Trends and Opportunities in Urban Mobility and Green Logistics”. For about a week, through playing the Game of Goals business game, the school participants had been studying the prospects for the Central Asia region in transportation and logistics and how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation are changing urban mobility. The school participants put the knowledge gained into practice through developing project ideas, led by the mentors from around the world (Almaty, St. Petersburg, Skolkovo, Moscow, Dresden, Tallinn), who gladly shared their invaluable experiences with future decision makers.

There is a new mayor in Pskov!

The new mayor of Pskov was elected on August 27, 2020

Congratulations To Lily Gutsul (the student of the 8th grade) the first school mayor of the promotion of cycling in Pskov. Lily has been actively working for more than two years on the Pskov sustainable development plan until 2030, participating in work meetings and providing assistance of organization focus groups for schoolchildren and representing the interests of the entire school community. At the moment the school mayor has highly significant goals - representing the interests of the Pskov school community in creating and developing a safe infrastructure for schoolchildren. In September, at a high-level transport conference, the school mayor will represent the action plan for the implementation of the Pskov sustainable development plan until 2030.

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