Ihobe measures its impact on the Sustainable Development Goals with initiatives such as LIFE URBAN KLIMA 2050
Many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are closely linked, either directly or indirectly, to environmental objectives. SDG 9 on industry and eco-innovation, SDG 11 on sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13 on climate action, SDG 15 which protects terrestrial ecosystems and calls to their sustainability, and SDG 17 of alliances to achieve these goals are intrinsic to Ihobe’s activity.
These create a framework for the work that this publicly-owned company carries out through eco-innovation and eco-design programmes with the business sector, its efforts as technical secretariat of the Basque Network of Sustainable Municipalities Udalsarea 2030, and climate change mitigation and adaptation projects such as Life Urban Klima 2050. Also notable are its efforts to develop natural heritage protection and nature-based solutions, and active participation in international networks such as Under2 Coalition, The Climate Group and Regions4.
The study also shows how Ihobe has made significant contributions to other targets, such as SDG 12 for responsible production and consumption, SDG 3 for health and welfare, and 16, of peace, justice and strong institutions, which are, in this order, the objectives to which Ihobe contributes most, together with those of the environmental nature mentioned above.
The green public procurement and hiring programme, citizen awareness campaigns, its contribution to deal with contaminated land and environmental infrastructures, and its support to the Basque Government in public participation processes and the design of environmental planning are among its outstanding achievements in this block.