E2 Participatory governance and inclusive decision making for sustainability

22 Jun 2018
10:30 – 12:00

E2 Participatory governance and inclusive decision making for sustainability

The 2030 Agenda calls for “transparent, effective, inclusive and accountable institutions to advance poverty eradication and sustainable development. It aims to ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels, emphasizing the importance of public access to information, protection of fundamental freedoms and the promotion of non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development.” Participatory governance and inclusive decision making incorporates social, environmental and economic dimensions. It includes marginalized groups with a reciprocal and mutually beneficial approach, addressing inequality and emphasizing the importance of community engagement.
This session will present the efforts of local governments from different regions of the world to strengthen inclusive institutions, by partnering with multiple stakeholders and implementing projects for citizen engagement for the sustainable transformation of their communities.

Ania Rok
Coordinator, Governance and Social Innovation, ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany


Tirana’s ABC
Erion Veliaj
Mayor, City of Tirana, Albania

Harnessing the power of Yarra’s diversity in planning a city for all
Amanda Stone
Councilor, Yarra City Council, Australia

Local Sustainability Alliance of Korea: The symbol of governance towards UN SDGs
Jun-hwa Yang
Secretary General, Local Sustainability Alliance of Korea (LSAK), Republic of Korea

Co-creation for sustainability: The case of Aalborg
Anders Du Mont-Thygesen
Project Manager, Center for Green Transition, Aalborg Municipality, Denmark