Voluntary Local Review (VLR) - Buenos Aires 2023
Title: "Localisation of the 2030 Agenda in the City of Buenos Aires"
After four editions, the City of Buenos Aires presents its fifth report summarising the contributions made in the last 8 years towards a sustainable development model and the 2030 Agenda. In addition, and unlike the previous VLRs, this review presents the city's progress on almost all SDGs with a comprehensive and cross-cutting approach.
The localization process of this VLR is based on three central pillars: adaptation, strategic partnerships, and awareness-raising.
Following the institutionalization of the Agenda 2030 in Buenos Aires, the city began to adapt the global goals to local reality. This process included an examination of our Government Plan 2015-2019 to establish Buenos Aires’ contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This analysis enabled the city to establish a first set of targets, which could then be used as a starting point for the development of indicators through an Inter-ministerial meeting of 27 government areas.
In addition, complementary indicators were developed. These are the topics considered in SDGs targets but that do not have a direct relationship with the global and/or national indicators. Through them, It was possible to adapt the 2030 Agenda to local needs, drawing attention to aspects associated with the goal but not necessarily collected through global and/or national indicators.
II. Strategic Partnerships
To promote the localization and implementation of the SDGs, the city of Buenos Aires promoted exchanges with national governments, other cities, international organizations, and civil society
Awareness-raising refers to a set of actions designed to spread the 2030 Agenda throughout the city, based on the belief that achieving the SDGs requires the community’s collective effort.