Accompanying research into the development of SDGs in selected departments of the city of Nuremberg

Increased sustainability in various areas of society is urgently needed in order to ensure sustainable development and the prospects of future generations worldwide.
This urgent need for sustainable development is expressed in the Agenda 2030 adopted by the United Nations in September 2015 (“Transformation of our world: Agenda 2030 for sustainable development”) and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted therein. A central role is ascribed to the municipalities (SDG 11). For it is here that it is ultimately decided whether sustainable development can be successfully implemented.

The city of Nuremberg feels an obligation to monitor the relevance and feasibility of the SDGs in Nuremberg. In close cooperation with the Office for International Relations, the Research Professorship for Sustainability Oriented Innovation and Transformation Management supports the city of Nuremberg in formulating an implementation strategy for the implementation of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) at four municipal offices (IB, Human Rights Office, Women’s Affairs Officer, KUF), as well as in publicising it throughout the city administration. Thematically linked workshops are conducted with the departments for this purpose. The following topic areas are explored, among others:

  • Which activities/actions connected with the SDGs already exist in the Nuremberg offices?
  • What are the priorities of the individual offices? Which strategic direction results from them?
  • Which areas contain potential or need for action?


You can find the information sheet by the Office for International Relations of the city of Nuremberghere.