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Our City 2030
– Youth visions and solutions

From 2018 to the beginning of 2021 has WWF Sweden, in collaboration with Plan International, implemented the project Our City 2030 – Youth visions and solutions. The project has been implemented in four cities; Quezon city in the Philippines, Lusaka in Zambia, Kampala in Uganda and Nyamata in Rwanda.

The work is based on the material Influence the Future – Our City 2030 but has been adapted to local conditions and contexts.

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to, primarily four Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namely: SDG 4 Quality Education, SDG 10 Reduce inequality, SDG 13 Climate Action and SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

The project is implemented to give young people opportunity to contribute to making cities climate-smart, resilient and sustainable, and that the cities shall develop roadmaps for emission curves corresponding to max. 1.5-degree heating incl. emission reduction and adaptation. The cities shall also take into account solutions and visions presented by youth.

The work aims to engage young people to influence decision-makers by creating inclusive dialogues to achieve climate-smart, resilient and sustainable cities. The work has been based on three pillars:


Workshops and capacity building of students, teachers and officials within ESD, DRR, sustainable urban development, climate change and the 1.5- degree goal.

Meeting place

Climate Councils where young people and students meet decision-makers (officials, politicians etc.) to present solutions and visions for a sustainable city and to have dialogues about how they want the city to look and function in the future.

Accountability and feedback

To build an organization in the city where there is an opportunity for young people to participate in the work with sustainable urban development at the local level. This can e.g. be in the form of a civil dialogue for young people or a junior council.

In total, we have worked together with 27 primary and secondary schools (approximately 20 000 students) to increase students ’and teachers’ action competence and knowledge within Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), the climate issue and sustainable urban development.

More about Our City 2030

For more information contact: Susie.Broquist.lundegard@wwf.se

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Senast ändrad 04/02/22

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