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International Agreements and Planning

The UN is coordinating global efforts to address global challenges like rapid urbanisation and climate change via international agreements like the 'Paris Agreement' and policy like the New Urban Agenda. Find all those relevant for the RTPI here.

Planning is crucial to deliver these objectives. See our reports on how planning can help make that happen:

Sustainable Development Goals

On 25th September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and a set of global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York. National governments, including the British one, later endorsed these together with the New Urban Agenda, at Habitat III in 2016.












The 17 SDGs aim to end poverty, fight inequality and address climate change by 2030.The hope is that the SDGs will give impulse to a broader sustainability agenda, going further than the former Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) from 2000.

SDG11 "Sustainable Cities and Communities" is the focus of our action.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement has several implications for and linkages with the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs.


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