Sustainable Development Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Click on the case studies below to find out what programs, projects and policies are being implemented in cities around the globe to accomplish Goal 13.

Learn more about the targets and indicators of SDG 13 at UN Sustainbale Development Knowledge Platform.

Case studies

119 case studies available.

The Barcelona Schools Agenda 21 Program
Award
Barcelona, Spain

The Barcelona Schools Agenda 21 Program

The Barcelona Schools Agenda 21 Program is aimed to integrate the principles of sustainability in schools’ educational programs.

City Development Strategy for Sustainable Development - Phase II
Alexandria, Egypt

City Development Strategy for Sustainable Devel...

Local economic development, participatory urban upgrading and environmental rehabilitation are the three pillars of the strategy

Shijiuyang Ecological Wetland for Safe Drinking Water
Jiaxing, China

Shijiuyang Ecological Wetland for Safe Drinking...

This practice ensures drinking water safety for residents and promotes continuous improvement in ecological and residential environments.

Growing Vine Street
Seattle, United States

Growing Vine Street

The Growing Vine Street project is a laboratory for green solutions within an urban design context and integrative governance approach.

One Less Nuclear Power Plant
Seoul , South Korea

One Less Nuclear Power Plant

The initiative aims at reducing energy consumption and increasing renewable energy production to compensate for one nuclear power plant

Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP)
Edmonton, Canada

Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP)

The Plan provides strategic direction for Edmonton entire urban forest.

Shiraz - The Green City
Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz - The Green City

The project has contributed increasing green space and limiting the construction of unwanted settlements through reforestation.

Cycle-Lane Network Seville
Seville, Spain

Cycle-Lane Network Seville

The main step towards a bicycle friendly infrastructure in the City of Seville was a city-wide cycle-lane network.

Sustainable Urban District Vauban
Award
Freiburg, Germany

Sustainable Urban District Vauban

A former derelict site is developed into a residential district through an integrated approach