Brisbane, first Australian city to be awarded SDG Cities Silver Certificate

Brisbane City Council

November 21, 2022

The City of Brisbane (Australia) has received the SDG Cities Silver Certificate at COP27 on November 15, 2022.

Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland, has been awarded from UN‑Habitat Executive Director, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, the SDG Cities Silver Certificate at COP27 on November 15th, recognizing the city’s commitment to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Brisbane City Council is already committed to creating a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future to its residents addressing the SDGs. The city is the largest carbon-neutral government organization in Australia and has been recognized twice as Australia’s most sustainable city in 2014 and 2016.

Participating in SDG Cities Global Initiative, Brisbane will continue its path towards achieving the SDGs to improve the quality of life of its more than 1.2 million inhabitants through a sequence of four tracks including: data collection and analysis, evidence-based strategic planning, diagnosis of urban management effectiveness and implementation of projects and actions with high impact on the SDGs.

“We are thrilled to have been presented with silver certification in the UN Habitat’s SDGs Cities Global Initiative for our progress so far on responding to climate change.” said Councillor Adrian Schrinner, Lord Mayor of Brisbane. He added, “Brisbane is leading the charge and we are proud to be the first Australian city to receive this certification and join this program.”

Selected by the International Olympic Committee as the host city for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brisbane, supported by this certification, will continue improvements in areas such as inclusivity, connectivity and resilience ahead and beyond of this event.