ACUP participates in the first plenary meeting of the Alliance Catalonia 2030
- Since its creation in February 2020, 25 new members have been added to the driving group, signing during this plenary the National Agreement for the 2030 Agenda in Catalonia.
- This partnership between public and private entities begins the deployment of its action plan to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs.
Representatives of more than 50 member organisations of the Aliança Catalunya 2030 met this Friday 29 May 2022 in Barcelona to define the work plan and the schedule of meetings of the body. The action plan discussed at the meeting includes, among other points, quarterly meetings with all members of the Aliança Catalunya 2030, and training initiatives on key aspects to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a multi-sectoral perspective.
The National Agreement for the 2030 Agenda in Catalonia, approved by the Government on 18 February 2020, is open to all public and private entities that wish to join and present specific commitments to achieve the SDGs in their respective areas of work. The entities that join will be able to join the Aliança Catalunya 2030.
The action plan discussed at the plenary meeting of the Aliança Catalunya 2030 also includes, among others, the participation of the Aliança in the definition of the 10 challenges for sustainable development in Catalonia that, from this year, will be proposed annually by the Advisory Council for Sustainable Development (CADS). In this sense, the CADS has invited the members of the Alliance to help it identify the priority challenges for the sustainability of our country and, also, to propose transforming policies that allow to overcome one of the 10 challenges that will be agreed upon.
The meeting was led by the Secretary for Climate Action, Anna Barnadas y López, and the President of the CADS, Ramon Roca y Enrich. The secretary, who attended the meeting on behalf of the Government, reiterated the Government's commitment to the 2030 Agenda and the Catalonia 2030 Alliance, and encouraged all members to work together, from their respective responsibilities, to achieve the SDGs. The president of the CADS made an urgent appeal to recover the transformative spirit with which the Aliança Catalunya 2030 was born in order to face the pending challenges together.
On the other hand, the director of the CADS, Arnau Queralt i Bassa, assured that, now more than ever, we need to take action and reviewed the actions carried out so far, such as the incorporation of the batteries of indicators of the SDGs of Eurostat and the United Nations in the official Catalan statistics and their respective participatory processes to develop the Rural Agenda of Catalonia and a guide to self-assessment of the SDGs for companies in the agri-food sector.
The Aliança Catalunya 2030 was established on 21 February 2020 following the signing of the National Agreement for the 2030 Agenda in Catalonia by the Government and 39 public and private organisations committed to the Sustainable Development Goals. ACUP has been part of this driving group of organisations from the very beginning. Currently, the Aliança Catalunya is made up of more than 60 members, including the Government of Catalonia and representative organisations from the local world, the field of education and research, the business and trade union sphere, the environmental and social third sector, and consultation and participation bodies of the Government of Catalonia, among others.
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