The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the main tool to steer the world towards peace, prosperity and a positive relationship with the planet. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the core elements of this global governance initiative, to inspire, motivate and organize governments, corporations and individuals to engage in this major aim. Since these goals were presented in 2015, actors in all regions of the world have gradually declared their support for this initiative. Although we have known the consequences of climate change for years, the increasing state of emergency and dramatic consequences have become the strongest motivator to act before it is too late and actively seek for sustainable development. 

It is clear that nice words are not enough, we need to establish coordinated action to make visible progress in all aspects of society. For that reason, AIVP decided in 2018 to start a clearer and stronger cooperation with the global governance agenda impelled by the United Nations. The AIVP Agenda 2030 translates the global governance SDGs into the context of port-cities, helping port and urban stakeholders to prepare projects and plans that contribute to sustainable development and port-city relationships. 

In Riga we ratified the AIVP Agenda 2030, formalizing our commitment and reinforcing our collaboration with the UN and other international organizations. Port cities have historically been places prone to changes and adaptation, so let’s push once again for more sustainable future. 

Philippe Matthis | AIVP’s President

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University of Rhode Island
Assistant Professor of Coastal Planning, Policy, and Design 
Departments of Marine Affairs

and Landscape Architecture

Delft University of Technology

Director of the Dutch Foundation for Area Development Knowledge

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Delft University of Technology

Professor and Head of the History of Architecture and Urban Planning 
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment-Delft, The Netherlands

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Erasmus University Rotterdam

MSc. studied Business Administration

Simon Fraser University

Professor of Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

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University of Southern California

PhD Retired CEO Port of Los Angeles

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Professor, Scientific Advisor, Smart Cities Expert

Universidad Estatal a Distancia

Sociologist | Coordinator of the Integral Research Program for the Development of Port Cities

Institut Superior Maritime Economy

Director of ISEMAR and Doctor in Geography

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