The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed upon in 2015 by all UN member states. It is an ambitious agenda with the goal to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change.
In the latest Sustainable development report, Sweden was ranked number two in the world in reaching the SDGs. The Nordic countries are on the top of the list, with Denmark in the lead and Finland in third place. It is a good start, but Sweden and the Nordics are constantly developing to offer new solutions to complex challenges.
The state-funded project Smart City Sweden is one part of the Swedish Government’s efforts to spread knowledge about Swedish innovations and smart solutions to other countries. By doing so, Sweden takes part in reaching the SDGs internationally. Sweden is ranked as one of the most innovative countries in the world and is home to many successful companies, unique testbed environments and new forms of horizontal collaboration involving public and private sectors as well as academia and engaged citizens.
This week is Global Goals Week, a week that aims to raise awareness about the global goals and encourage action. Smart City Sweden supports the Global goals week and we are proud to be a part of the solution. At smartcitysweden.com, we gather best practice from all over Sweden, connected to sustainable development and the SDGs. We offer visiting programs for international delegations interested in implementing Swedish solutions at home, tailored to the needs of each delegation.
Smart City Sweden is on a mission to help cities become places where people thrive and can live healthy lives in a way that is sustainable for all people and our planet.
Join us on the journey to a smarter, greener and more sustainable urban future.