2019 Taipei City
Voluntary Local Review
THE PATH TO SUSTAINABILITY
Under the influence of globalization of the modern world, cities often play a key role in the local areas, improving the competitiveness and sustainability of the region. The development of Taipei City lies not in the scale of urban construction, but in inclusiveness, diversity and emphasis on living standard, environmental protection and gender equality. Moreover, Taipei City aims to create a quality life and build the sustainable development foundation of “Engagement of Environmental Regeneration and Resource Circulation”, “Promotion of Social Security and Sharing Society”, and “Smart Growth of Economy and Technology”.
Taipei City is the capital of Taiwan and has close contacts and exchanges in the fields of international trade, technology, and culture. The sustainable development goals of this city must therefore be brought in sync with international developments. International development trends must be reconciled with local demands to ensure realization of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in line with the sustainable development strategies of this city.
The compilation of the Voluntary Local Review（VLR）report was carried out by the Secretariat of the Council for Sustainable Development - the Department of Environmental Protection, Taipei City Government under supervision of the Council for Sustainable Development. The compilation of these reports was based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals （SDGs）set by the UN and the existing SDGs and the strategy road maps of this City. The implementation process of these reports is shown in detail in the chart below.
The sustainable development goals of this city must therefore be brought in sync with international developments. International development trends must be reconciled with local demands to ensure realization of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in line with the sustainable development strategies of this city. The following seven prioritized promotion goals have been identified through an assessment of the applicability of SDGs at the city level and tracking of development trends in line with sustainable development strategies and strategy map of the city
THE PATH TO SUSTAINABILITY
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts