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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Open Data BCN

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an action plan designed by the United Nations with the participation of multiple organizations around the world.

Its purpose is to articulate on a global scale the action needed to face the social, economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century, in order to move towards a more inclusive, prosperous and just global society, preserving the environment and the future of coming generations.

The agenda was approved in 2015 by 193 states. It is broken down into 17 Sustainable Development Goals, known as SDGs, and a total of 169 targets that define the goals to be achieved by 2030.

All countries must contribute to making it a reality. And that means all governments, including city governments. In 2020, Barcelona approved its adaptation of the Agenda, providing it with a system of targets and indicators that would mark the direction that the city should follow in this decade to work in a truly sustainable way.

Achieving Barcelona’s 2030 Agenda makes necessary to align with the SDGs the main municipal planning instruments, such as the Municipal Action Program (MAP) or the municipal budget.

It is also important to integrate this perspective into the information generated and published by Barcelona City Council.

With this aim, the Open Data BCN portal datasets have been classified by the 17 SDGs. These datasets are assigned at least to a Main SDG, and if applicable, to a maximum of two more Collateral ones.

The following logos link to the datasets list that has been classified with the Main SDG. This classification is also enabled in the home page of the portal, in the Statistics page and as a filter in the online and downloadable catalogue. However, it is also visible in the dataset tab in the 'Additional information' section.