THE PLENARY of the City Council of Pinoso has approved its adherance to the agreement of the Consell of the Generalitat Valenciana of January 15, 2016 on creation of the Alliance of Cities for the sustainable development, with the purpose of promoting the principles and of urban sustainability and habitability.
This agreement will be notified to the General Directorate for Cooperation and Solidarity of the Department of Transparency, Social Responsibility, Participation and Cooperation.
This alliance aims to sensitise the Valencian society on the Sustainable Development Objectives approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 25, 2015, with two very clear purposes:
– To involve the towns and cities of the Valencian Community in the information, dissemination, awareness and commitment of the Sustainable Development Objectives (ODS), promoting the adoption of integral, participatory and good governance approaches of cities in all areas of the sustainable, equitable and inclusive development.
– Territorialising the ODS in the community so that all municipalities and cities work cohesively, as well as with the supra-municipal institutions,those entities related to municipalism and the policies that cooperate to express their interest.
There are 17 sustainable development objectives, with 169 goals of an integrated and indivisible nature covering the economic, social and environmental spheres:
Objective 1: End poverty in all its forms around the world.
Objective 2: End hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Objective 3: Ensure a healthy life and promote well-being at all ages.
Objective 4: Ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Objective 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Objective 6: Ensure water availability and sustainable management and sanitation for all.
Objective 7: Ensure access to affordable, secure, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Objective 8: Promote inclusive and sustained economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Objective 9: Build resilient infrastructures, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation.
Objective 10: Reduce inequality in and between countries.
Objective 11: Ensure that cities and human settlements are inclusive, secure, resilient and sustainable.
Objective 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Objective 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its effects.
Objective 14: To conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Objective 15: To protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and curb the loss of biodiversity.
Objective 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, facilitate access to justice for all and create effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Objective 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.