Nordic, European and Global networks

Which Nordic and European organisations and networks support SDG cooperation and implementation at the local level? Together with The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) we published a report “Localising the Sustainable Development Goals in Europe: Perspectives for the North” which serves as a guide to selected Nordic and European programmes, activities and networks.

See a list of additional actors and networks below!

Nordic/European networks

NIKK - Nordic Information on Gender
SUSTAINORDIC – Nordic manifest and good practice on SDG 12
NordMap – Nordic web-mapping tool on regional and local development
NALAS – Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe
SDG Watch Europe
Sweden Local 2030 Hub – linking Swedish actors with global actors
The European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN)
The European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN)

Global networks

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC)
Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments (led by UCLG)
Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF)
Global Parliament of Mayors
Regions 4 Sustainable Development
United Smart Cities
SDG Knowledge Hub (International Institute for Sustainable Development)
UN SDG Cities (SDGC) Leadership Platform
United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC)
Commonwealth sustainable cities network (CSCM)
Partners for Review (P4R) led by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (Global RCE Network)
Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD)
One Planet Network
Local2030, Localizing the SDGs is a network and platform that supports the on-the-ground delivery of the SDGs


The Sustainable Development Goals: An overview of relevant OECD analysis, tools and approaches
OECD Expertise Relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals
OECD project on Decentralised Development Co-operation (DDC)
Implementing the Paris Agreement
The Circular Economy in Cities and Regions