Megatrends such as globalization, climate and demographic change, digital transformation and new mobility are challenging regions to drive economic growth and make the transition to a carbon-free economy. The impacts of these megatrends on people and society are highly context-specific and require location-based actions.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set by the United Nations in 2015, represent the global agenda for the next decade. The big goal is to end poverty, achieve climate neutrality and ensure prosperity for all.
In order to reach the sustainable development goals cities and regions have a major role. Beyond the individual goals set by regions the Agenda 2030 provides another valuable framework for society and business to work more closely together for the development of cities and regions around the world.
The economic and research strategy #upperVISION2030 seeks not only economic but also socio-political trends with a view to sustainability goals and creates synergies with the UN Agenda 2030.