SDG Labs (Sustainable Development Goals) emerge by initiative of Future Earth, Stockholm Resilience Centre from the University of Stockholm and The University of Tokio Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, within the framework of these two Conferences happening in August in the city of Stockholm:
In February 2017 an international call was launched for presenting proposals of SDG Labs with the aim of generating new ideas and innovations towards the accomplishment of the SDG. From the 331 proposals that applied from all over the world, 10 prioritized where selected . Among those proposals is the one that was presented by Altekio, initiatives toward sustainability, S. Coop. Mad and the Social-Ecosystems Laboratory of the Autonomous University of Madrid, named:
Collaborative Thinking for Greener Cities
The outcomes of every SDG Lab selected will be presented in a joint event of both Conferences in August.
Here you can find more information about the selected SDG Labs.
Collaborative Thinking for Greener Cities is a two-days long workshop where the participants explore the concept of re-naturalization of the cities, how to strengthen and boost Ecosystem Services within the urban landscape, through collaborative partnerships and measures in order to improve processes that lead a proper functioning of the ecosystems.
This approach is related with the following 8 SDG from the 17 stablished by the United Nations:
Sustainable Development Goals that the SDG Lab Madrid relates to
3. Good Health and Well-being
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
13. Climate Action
15. Life on Land
17. Partnerships for the Goals
The main goal of the SDG Lab Madrid is to generate a dialogue searching for collaboration among different stakeholders related somehow with ecosystems in the urban environment and with the development of inter-sectorial initiatives, looking for synergies that can thrive the startup of Nature-based Solutions as mechanisms towards the improvement of Ecosystem Services.
Altekio, iniciativas hacia la sostenibilidad, S.Coop.Mad., 2017