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The Localization of the Global Agendas How local action is transforming territories and communities

The report highlights how, as part of their dayto-day responsibilities, LRGs are implementing policies and carrying out actions which although not always officially ‘SDG-labelled’, have a direct impact on populations’ access to infrastructure, services and life opportunities. As acknowledged by the UN General Assembly, the UNSG and the Habitat III consensus, the decarbonization of our economies and ensuring access to energy, water, food, transport and infrastructure will ultimately be achieved through project-level investments that take place mostly at the sub-national level and that are led by LRGs.4 It is thus crucial to build up a critical mass of knowledge about how territories and cities are progressing towards sustainability, what initiatives are being put forward and what obstacles are being encountered if we are to achieve the SDGs and other global agendas.