Compass’ commitment to social, environmental and economic sustainability is evident in the way we do business and in our leadership in advocating the implementation of the United Nations New Urban Agenda (NUA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), locally, nationally and internationally.
Following Compass’ participation in the United Nations Habitat III Conference in 2016 where Australia and other member nations committed to the NUA, a 20-year road map to manage how we plan and live in cities, Compass has continued to advocate for NUA implementation in Australia and across the Pacific Region.
In 2017 Compass led an Australia wide collaboration to hold the first NUA related event in the southern hemisphere. The inaugural New Urban Agenda Conference was held in Melbourne and successfully delivered a program exploring the local implementation and challenges we face in delivering on the New Urban Agenda. Over 24 delegates from 11 nations attended the two day event.
Compass then facilitated a New South Wales focused NUA implementation forum in Sydney in May 2018.
Compass has also supported the integration of the SDGs and the NUA by developing a web resource that demonstrates the links between the 17 SDGs and the various elements of the NUA. Seen as the accelerator of the SDGs in the urban environment, this web resource helps practitioners understand the connections between these two important United Nations Frameworks.
A second international conference was convened by Compass in Newcastle in November 2018 in partnership with the Eastern Regional Organization for Planning and Human Settlements (EAROPH) as their 26th World Congress.
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