1. Local tools
· “Portraits of Territories” through SDG’s lenses.
The state’s local services (DREAL) in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region have
developed a local declination of SDG’s indicators. From this range of
indicators, the objectives are to create dynamic maps of a specific territory
and to give an overview of this territory through SDG’s lenses. The aim here is
to encourage the development of territorial projects integrating SDG’s.
A similar project has been developed in the Region of
Occitanie by the local services of the State and various
partners including local authorities.
The local services of the State (DREAL) / in the Region of Bretagne have
developed a methodological framework to understand and implement locally the 17
SDG’s. It gives a “step-by-step” methodology, illustrated with a range
of inspiring experiences of local appropriation of SDG’s by a various range of
2. Local partnerships to gather initiatives working towards SDG’s
· The Communauté Normande des Objectifs de Développement Durable
Launched in January 2020, the Communauté Normande des
Objectifs de Développement Durable(Normandy SDGs communauty) is a platform
developed by the DREAL Normandy in partnerships with local authorities. It aims
at identifying and highlighting regional initiatives through a collaborative
and interactive online map.
3. Examples of
pioneer/leading territories in the local implementation of the 17 SDG’s
City of Niort
The City of Niort started its global approach “NIORT DURABLE 2030”, which
implements locally the 2030 Agenda. As part of this global approach, it adopted in September 2019 its roadmap
elaborated through a strong participative process with local stakeholders,. It
is structured around 8 main challenges, all composed of several strategic
objectives illustrated with quantified targets.
Similarly, the City of Longvic has adopted its local 2030 Agenda in october
The City and
Eurometropolis of Strasbourg
The Eurometropolis of Strasbourg is
involved in the localization of the SDG’s. It has notably used the reference
framework for sustainable development (RFSC) to structure and report its actions such as the
project “Ecoquartier Danube”. The City and the Eurometropolis are currently
working on a SDG’s approach for their budget with the global objective of
linking each capital expenditure to one or several SDG’s targets.
City of Besançon
In 2018, Besançon participated in an experimental and learning approach to
the localization of indicators, supported by the deconcentrated services of the
State in the Region of Bourgogne Franche-Comté. The main goal of this approach
is to measure the degree of contribution of a city to the SDG’s.
The Département of the Gironde has steered its public policies
through the SDG’s but also through a process of Social Responsability of its
organization. The Gironde has also been involved in a strong accountability
process, notably by using mandatory annual sustainable development report as an
accountability report for the implementation of the SDG’s. These reports are
elaborated through an interactive process, by inviting the elected
vice-presidencies to explain how their political priorities and their
corresponding policies contribute to the SDG’s.
This Country Profile has been last updated on: Thursday, 30 April 2020
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