Malmö Commitment

on Inclusive & Equitable Communities

Cities and towns all around the world are vibrant hubs of people with the strength, knowledge and capacity to drive significant change. Nowadays, cities are facing multiple, interconnected challenges: the climate and nature crises as well as social injustices. Cities and communities can be part of the solution to today’s challenges, encouraging sustainable approaches, innovation, adaptability, participation, and inclusiveness.

The Malmö Commitment empowers local and regional governments to prioritize all people and social equity at the core of local sustainable development. And to foster safe, vibrant cities, towns, and communities for all to live, work, and thrive, through three key elements: our cities and towns shall be for all, we shall promote safe and healthy urban spaces and communities, we shall ensure just transitions to a sustainable local economy providing opportunities for dignified livelihoods to all.

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Putting people at the heart of local sustainable development: The Malmö Commitment

The Malmö Commitment was launched on 12 May 2022 during the high-level dialogue “Putting people at the heart of local sustainable development: The Malmö Commitment” at The Malmö Summit.
This session explored the processes needed for ensuring a green, just and fair transition with examples of rights-based approaches and implementation of inclusive perspectives from cities, policymakers, and other partners.

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Early adopters of the Malmö Commitment

Eight local and regional governments have already joined the Malmö Commitment: the City of Malmö (Sweden), the City of Austin (USA), the State of Yucatán (Mexico), the Glasgow City Council, (United Kingdom), the Municipality of Manizales (Colombia), the Municipality of Santa Fe (Argentina), the Municipality of Utrecht (Netherlands) and the Municipality of Porto Alegre (Brazil).


Malmö Commitment - Supporters Form

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