Liverpool has recently announced its vow to work with New York City and other major locations such as Madrid, Barcelona and Buenos Aires to tackle local economic issues in a sustainable way.
The city has registered for a Voluntary Local Review of its progress in meeting six of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations in a bid to provide global impact in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. The announcement of the Voluntary Local Reviews first came on 8th July 2020 and “emphasised the increased importance of localising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure no one and no place is left behind in its aftermath”.
“The VLR Series seeks to provide guidance, definitions, and technical support for local and regional governments to engage in the VLR process. During the VLR process, local governments confirm their commitment to the SDGs and voluntarily assess progress toward specific targets.”
The six of seventeen Sustainable Development Goals Liverpool has dedicated themselves to tackling were, goals:
1. No Poverty
3. Good Health and Well-Being
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
& 13. Climate Action
Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said “Liverpool is an international city of global renown, which looks outwards and has an affinity with the world’s great cities. Many of our biggest issues are common to other major conurbations – it is a common threat that binds us with people right across the world. Our new vision for Liverpool, as laid down in the City Plan, is taking a radically new approach, particularly as we respond to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.”
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