A territorial approach to the Sustainable Development Goals in Bonn, Germany
The city of Bonn, Germany, has a long-standing commitment towards sustainable development.
The city has gone through a comprehensive process to link the city’s 2030 Sustainability
Strategy to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), supported by the Federal Ministry
for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Strategy seeks to address the main challenges
faced by the city in terms of providing affordable housing, expanding and maintaining
green spaces, shifting to clean forms of transport and energy, and providing employment
opportunities for all, especially for low-skilled workers. The SDGs can also help
to institutionalise Bonn’s Sustainability Strategy and allocate adequate resources
to its implementation. They also provide a holistic framework to manage trade-offs
between climate, sustainable mobility and affordable housing goals, while striving
to reduce inequalities.