CHRISTIAN HUBEL (STIRN CITY OF MANNHEIM)

CHRISTIAN HUBEL (STIRN CITY OF MANNHEIM)

Name : Christian Hubel
Organization : STIRN/City of Mannheim
PCG : LOCAL AND SUBNATIONAL AUTHORITIES
 
Background :
My name is Christian Hubel https://www.mannheim.de/en/shaping-the-city/strategic-controlling-office and I am the Citydirector of Mannheim for Democracy & Strategy and member of the Steering Comitee for 4 years. With support from the National Government and Institutions, we developed a Role Model for localising and implementing Global Chartas in cities and regions. For years I work in different Global Networks for localising and implementing the SDG´s (Eurocities, SDG Alliance by Brookings etc.). I produced the 1st VLR for a German city and involved 10.000 citizens in the "Mannheim 2030" Vision. Mannheim is connected to a lot of citynetworks like GPM, ICLEI etc. and exchanging its experience in practical and strategic benchlearning with a lot of other cities worldwide (NYC, Helsinki, Madrid, Mexico, Accra, Buenos Aires, Chisinau, Quingdao etc.). others. As a chair of the Working Group Local and subnational authorities I would see my role in getting Local and subnational authorities more involved in the WUC, in a partnership with their NGO in their entities for working on the SDG´s with tangible efforts in their several areas and with aggregating a collective impact due the WUC. This would include organizing practical benchlearning as well as establishing a powerful global network for this Working Goup with new partners (Local and subnational authorities).
 
Past role in constituency/WUC :
So there were - as far as I can see it- no meetings within the last two years of this group, there was no formell contribution. What the city of Mannheim was indirectly contributing to it, was that we as a city - together with STIRN - were organizing three UTC´s, raise up the role and the need of local authorities in engaging in the WUC and fulfilling the SDG´s with our active presence at the last two WUF´s and HLPF and HIII, always with the promotion of the WUC, which was our entry in this global discussion and could be the entry for other authorities too.
 
Motivations :
55% of worlds population is livin in cities and urban areas, 80% of the worldwide GDP is raised there but also 70% of the CO2 Emmissions. We can only achieve the SDG´s, when we succesfully involve the cities and local authorities! Therefore we have to localize the SDG´s and be a "Translater" also as a benchlearner and active player in the multigovernance system of achieving the SDG´s. I know several perspectives and in the last Years, I was a succesful worldwide translator in localising and in cooperation within international networks which were established, eg. SDG Aliance, GPM etc... My motivation is, to empower local and regional authorities in fulfilling the SDG´s  with the direct benchlearning and with a multigovernance coordination through the WUC, so that we get impact on the local level in achieving the SDG´s and that the WG & WUC is a cornerstone in making the world a better place till 2030.
 
Vision :
In 2030 , the Working Group Local and Subnational Authorities the main Network in cooperating and empowering city authorities together with their local NGO´s in localising the SDG´s and working together on their achievement with concrete impact.