Sustainable Development Goal 11, what does it consist of?

Almost half of humanity lives in cities today. This is about 3.5 billion people, and in 2030 it is expected to reach about 5 billion. Of those, more than 800 million live in neighborhoods that we can consider marginal, most of them in East Asia and Southeast Asia. On the other hand, 70% of greenhouse gas emissions originate from activities carried out in cities.

For all this, an adequate development of cities becomes key to the well-being of people and also to combat problems such as climate change, constituting an important Sustainable Development Goal according to the agreement adopted at the United Nations in 2015.

Goals for the year 2030 related to SDG 11

As with the rest of the SDGs, this is accompanied by specific goals to be achieved in the year 2030. We tell you about them in a summarized way:

1-Ensure access for all people to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services

2-Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all and improve road safety

3-Increase capacity for participatory human settlements planning and management

4-Reduce the number of deaths caused by disasters and the direct economic losses caused by them

5-Reduce the negative environmental impact per capita of cities, with attention to air quality and waste management

6-Provide universal access to green areas and safe public spaces