A Territorial Approach to the Sustainable Development Goals in Moscow, Russian Federation

Wednesday, 1 December, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:30
Central European Time (CET)
Monday, 29 November, 2021

A Territorial Approach to the Sustainable Development Goals in Moscow, Russian Federation

VIRTUAL LAUNCH: 1 December 2020  | 11:00 – 12:30 (CET) 

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Although the Sustainable Development Goals are not integrated explicitly into the main urban development plans of the city of Moscow, the local government has started using them as a checklist to assess the contribution of its sectoral programmes to sustainable development, as well as related strengths and weaknesses. Moscow presents very positive educational results, low unemployment rates and a strong innovation capacity, but challenges exist regarding sustainable consumption and production, affordable housing and air quality. The SDGs provide a framework to address these challenges in an integrated way and to contribute, in particular, to the sustainable transition of its industrial sector. The SDGs also facilitate the promotion of synergies across the three main urban development plans, catalyse needed investments in sustainability and enhance collaboration with the private sector.

Master of Ceremony:

  • Mr Emil Petrosyan, Deputy Head of the Department of Investment and Industrial Policy, City of Moscow, Russian Federation

Welcome video message (5 min)

  • Mr Vladimir Efimov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow, Russian Federation

Launch of the report (10 min)

  • Ms Aziza Akhmouch, Head of the Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division in the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD


  • Mr. Rudiger Ahrend, Head of Economic Analysis, Data and Statistics DIvision, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD

Stakeholders’ testimonies (15 min)

  • Mr Alexander Prokhorov, Head of the Department of the Investment and Industrial Policy of Moscow “How Moscow is implementing the SDGs”
  • Mr Eduard Lysenko, Head of the Department of Information Technologies of Moscow “Digitalisation as a driver of transformation and sustainable development”
  • Ms Evgeniya Semutnikova, Deputy Head of the Department of Nature Management and Environmental Protection of Moscow “The climate agenda in Moscow” 

Discussion with international peer-reviewers  (25 min)

  • Ms Polina Kruchkova, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russian Federation “The SDGs to strengthen multi-level governance for sustainability in the Russian Federation”
  • Ms Adriana Domingos, State Audit Court, State of Paraná, Brazil  “SDGs and budgeting at local level”
  • Ms Audur Finnbogadóttir, Strategy Manager, Municipality of Kópavogur, Iceland: “Engaging private companies in the SDGs localisation”

Q&A (10 min)

Next steps (10 min)

  • Ms. Elena Gushchina, Managing Director of “VEB.RF”, Russian Federation
  • Mr Stefano Marta, Coordinator, A Territorial Approach to the SDGs, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD

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