The AMB presents its sustainability and metropolitan management policies before the major metropolises from around the world

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The AMB Vice-President for International Affairs and Cooperation, Alfred Bosch, participates in this international meeting to review the sustainable development goals established by the UN. The AMB presented in Montreal new projects such as the Metropolis Observatory and the international congress Habitat III 2018 and its policies on sustainability, open data, transparency and good governance and governance model. During the General Assembly of the Metropolis network, the AMB was re-elected to the vice-presidency, a position it has held since 2010, and the headquarters of this organisation will remain in Barcelona.


From June 20th to 22nd the AMB has participated in the XII Metropolis World Congress, the large network comprising 138 cities and metropolitan areas around the world, of which AMB holds the vice-presidency, as well as being a founder member.

The AMB Vice-President for International Affairs and Cooperation, Alfred Bosch, has led the delegation which travelled to Montreal (Canada). At the event, he established contacts with several mayors and representatives, including Denis Coderre, mayor of Montreal and president of Metropolis; Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, and Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid, among others.

Active participation of the AMB in the Metropolis Congress

The AMB has presented various projects such as the Metropolis Observatory and the international congress Habitat III and its metropolitan dimension, which will take place in Barcelona in 2018 and will gather leading experts and representatives from cities from around the world to talk about the major challenges that metropolitan areas will be facing in the next decades.

During its participation in various conferences and round-table discussions, the AMB has presented its latest projects on open data policy, exchange of experiences in governance models and territorial planning, social and economic cohesion, and environmental policies.

It also took part in a conference on transparency and good governance, involving the Transparency Agency.

Climate change - a pressing issue

The General Assembly made public a declaration signed by all the cities in the network, which reaffirms their commitment to meet local and global challenges, and in particular, to implement the Paris climate agreements. The members of the network are committed to applying them effectively regardless of the international political context, and to mobilising a large coalition of participants from all areas to ensure the success of an agreement that is historic and crucial to the future of the planet and mankind.

Metropolis reacts actively to the United Nations agenda

The aim of the assembly was to assess which policies are being carried out in the various cities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, 17 benchmarks that the United Nations has established on a worldwide basis with a view to achieving them by 2030.

During the assembly the AMB was also re-elected to the vice-presidency and general secretariat of Metropolis. The AMB has held the latter post since 2000.