Madrid’s large urban development project addresses 12 of the SDGs adopted under the UN’s 2030 Agenda.
In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a global action plan for prosperity for the planet and its people that is now an undisputed benchmark. The UN sets out in this document 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to tackle critical challenges to a more liveable future. It encompasses environmental, economic and social development goals with specific targets in each area which must be achieved within the next 15 years. Therefore, it is a roadmap for governments, private sector and civil society to act responsibly for their effective achievement.
Madrid Nuevo Norte, Madrid’s major urban regeneration project, has placed sustainability at the core of its planning and, therefore, the project is guided by the 2030 Agenda. The plan addresses 12 SDGs or, in other words, contains proposals for all aspects of the international roadmap that may be applied to the project.
Madrid Nuevo Norte has focused in particular on 4 of the 12 SDGs it considers critical and more likely to have an impact on urban design: Water and Sanitation Management (SDG 6), Use of Clean Energy (SDG 7), Sustainable Urban Environment (SDG 11) and Climate Action (SDG 13). Details of how the UN Agenda is being applied to Madrid Nuevo Norte can be found below: