Frameworks used in the UfM Strategic Urban Development Action Plan 2040

Non-exhaustive list of policy frameworks used in the elaboration of this action plan:

  1. The 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (with a focus on Goal 11) (UN-DESA, 2015),
  2. The New Urban Agenda (UN-Habitat, 2016), 
  3. The Union for the Mediterranean Urban Agenda (UfM, 2017),
  4. The Pact of Amsterdam. An Urban Agenda for the EU (European Commission, 2016a),
  5. An updated version of the Leipzig Charter (in preparation) (EUKN, 2019),
  6. The Paris Agreement (United Nations, 2015)
  7. The 1972 UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Natural and Cultural Heritage (UNESCO, 1972),
  8. The 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (UNESCO, 2011),
  9. The New Strategic orientation of UN-Habitat (UN-ESC, 2019),
  10. The Reflection Paper “Towards a sustainable Europe by 2030” (European Commission, 2019d),
  11. The policy framework “Cohesion Policy 2014-2020: Integrated Sustainable Urban Development” (European Commission, 2014)
  12. The Report “My Region, My Europe, Our Future: Seventh report on economic, social and territorial cohesion” (Dijkstra, 2017),
  13. The EC “Better Regulation Framework” included in the document “Better Regulation: taking stock and sustaining our commitment” (European Commission, 2019a),
  14. The Discussion Paper on the “UfM Action Plan on Affordable and Sustainable Housing” produced by the UfM Thematic Working Group on Affordable and Sustainable Housing (draft) (UfM Housing, 2019),
  15. The AIVP (The worldwide network of port cities) Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Port Cities
  16. The OECD Better Policies for 2030: An OECD Action Plan on the Sustainable Development Goals (OECD, 2016),
  17. The OECD Recommendation of the Council on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (OECD, 2019b).
  18. Integrated Urban Water Management: Arid and Semi-Arid Regions (Mays, 2009)
  19. The SWITCH Transition Manual: Managing Water for the City of the Future (Jefferies & Duffy, 2011)
  20. Urban Disaster Resilience through Risk Assessment and Sustainable Planning (UD-RASP) (Hagenlocher & Harb, 2019)
  21. Urban Water Agenda (European Commission, 2016b)
  22. United Nations Secretary-General’s Plan: Water Action Decade 2018-2028 (UN, 2018)
  23. European Commission Explanatory Memo: European Urban Initiative- Post 2020 (European Commission, 2019c)
  24. Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (UN, 2019)
  25. The European Green Deal (European Commission, 2019b)[1]
  26. Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (COP 15 to the Convention on Biological Diversity, 2020) (CBD, 2018)
  27. Charter for Multilevel Governance for Europe (European Committee of the Regions, 2014)

The Housing Partnership Action Plan of the Urban Agenda for the EU (European Commission, 2018b). 


[1] Initiatives announced in the political guidelines: 

Legislative proposals • European Climate Law • Proposal to extend the EU Emissions Trading System to the maritime sector and reduce the free allowances allocated to airlines over time; and to extend this further to cover traffic and construction • Carbon Border Tax • Review of the Energy Taxation Directive * Strategies and Action Plans • New industrial strategy • Strategy for green financing and a Sustainable Europe Investment Plan • Comprehensive plan to increase the EU emissions reduction target for 2030 towards 55 % • ‘Farm to Fork Strategy’ on sustainable food along the whole value chain • Cross-cutting strategy to protect citizens’ health from environmental degradation and pollution • Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 • New Circular Economy Action Plan; tackling micro-plastics* Financing instruments • New Just Transition Fund • Proposal to turn parts of the European Investment Bank into Europe’s climate bank * Non-legislative initiatives • European Climate Pact • Lead the world at the 2020 Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. 

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