Achievement at a glance
In 2016 elections will take place for councilors and mayors in all Brazilian municipalities. We believe that the climate of electoral debate together with the national and international mobilization around the Sustainable Development Goals and previous experience provided by the Sustainable Cities Programme offers a breakthrough opportunity to influence the electoral process and sensitize the candidates to make commitments aligned with the SDGs. The SCP priority will be the municipalization of ODS in Brazil. The indicators that make up the base of the Sustainable Cities Platform will be aligned to the SDGs that are under the scope of the municipalities.
Challenges faced in implementation
1) Difficulties of municipalities in the implementation of guidelines, indicators and SCP targets; 2) Low operational capacity of civil society organizations to influence public policies and monitor the public authorities 3) Political culture with little attention to the instruments of planning and management driven by SCP; 4) Long maturation process of the concept of sustainability as a crosscutting theme in public policies elaboration; 5) resistance of governments to the participation of civil society. 6) Economic crisis can impact the budgets of municipalities and hinder the construction of necessary public policies for sustainable development goals in the municipalities.
The planned activities include updating the Sustainable Cities Programme indicators to incorporate SDGs, updating SCP materials (Guide to Sustainable Public Management, Sustainability Goals for Brazilian Municipalities - Indicators and References), national campaign valuation committed candidates with agenda proposed by the SCP and national dissemination of the PCS campaign, conceptual skills and technique to public officials and civil society, updating the Bank of Best Practices, conducting research, development of materials to support municipalities, improvement and sharing methodology of Inequality Map and organization of the II International Sustainable Cities Conference and second Sustainable Cities Award. The SCP in 2016 aim to influence the electoral process and cause the candidates and newly elected mayors to adhere the Programme and make commitments to elaborate their plan of goals in line with the SDGs, supporting these municipalities in an unprecedented effort to the implementation of SDGs from local to global, committing the towns and their administrators with the path of a really fair and sustainable development. We believe that what our cities do individually and in unison to address the SDGs can set the agenda for communities and governments everywhere.
The direct beneficiaries of the Project will be civil society organizations, public services technicians, as well as mayors, staff of the Municipal Support Units, and other administrative staff of municipalities directly responsible for public service
Mayors formal adhere to the program and the Plan of Goals, recognizing the importance of sustainability scenario analysis based on SDGs indicators and about the adoption of the Plan of Goals. Network Expansion of civil society organizations, professional associations, business associations and Local government to encourage new members to the Sustainable Cities Programme .
Editing and publication (hard and digital) of Program guidelines – Sustainable Public Governance Guide, aligned with align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)