The Municipality of Loulé is calling on local agents in the municipality to submit to the ODSlocal Portal projects that have the stamp of the Sustainable Development Goals recommended by the UN.
The municipality calls for this participation in order to best manage all information and monitoring of projects, as well as monitor their implementation, ensuring the most effective fulfillment of these objectives.
In a note, the Chamber states that, in addition to its own, several municipal entities have created other projects relevant to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, with, within the platform, a space dedicated to sharing projects promoted by other governmental and non-governmental organizations, companies, citizens and other entities, with more than 70 currently.
«As we know, the entire dynamic within the municipality in favor of Sustainable Development is greater than that portrayed and, in this sense, the Municipality invites everyone to add and map projects that are relevant to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on the ODSlocal Portal», reiterate municipal officials.
By filling out this form, participants may be eligible for the ODSlocal'23 Awards. The public awarding of the prizes will be held during the 4th Local ODS National Conference, on November 3rd, in Viana do Castelo.
Projects mapped on the ODSlocal Portal that are not coordinated by local authorities and that expressly indicate that they are candidates for the ODSlocal Awards are eligible.
«This initiative is based on a dynamic online portal that allows you to view and monitor the contributions and progress of each municipality in relation to the SDGs, with rigorous quality control of information and intense involvement of actors and their respective training, alongside a strong bet on a communication strategy", says the municipality, which has, as partners, CNADS (National Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development), OBSERVA (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon), MARE (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and 2adapt.
The Municipality of Loulé has been applying this global agenda in its public policies, having joined this platform in 2018 and, since then, it has been very active in sharing its Good Practices (more than 100 currently) and the way in which these contribute to achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda.
The SDGs aim to support sustainable, regenerative and inclusive growth and require action on a global scale, around 5 principles: Planet, People, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships, in order to create a life with dignity and opportunities for all, within the limits of the Planet.