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The European Union and the Sustainable Development Goals

Since 2018, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) regularly monitors the progress of European countries towards the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals through the selection of over 70 elementary indicators and their aggregation into 16 composite indicators. In this document, ASviS presents the composite indicators to measure the performance of the European …

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EU
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

Sustainable development in the European Union: Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context

In January 2019, the European Commission presented its reflection paper ‘Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030’, reaffirming the EU’s commitment to delivering on the United Nations 2030 Agenda and its implementation.
This intention was first expressed in the European Commission’s Communication ‘Next steps for a sustainable European future: European action for sustainability’ in November …

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EU
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

The Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan 2018-2020

The Government’s National Implementation Plan sets out how Ireland will work to achieve the Goals, both domestically and internationally. The Plan provides an overarching strategic framework within which Ireland can play an effective role, at home and abroad, in ensuring the Sustainable Development Goals are reached.

Ireland’s first Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan …

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Ireland
Policy papers

Italy and the Sustainable Development Goals : ASviS Report 2019

This ASviS Report for 2019, now in its fourth edition, introduces several innovations. The Report sets out the position of Italy, its regions and the European Union with regard to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, analyses the regulatory output of the last twelve months, and puts forward proposals to improve Italy’s …

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Italy
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

Delivering on the Capacity Development of Civil Society and other Stakeholders to ensure a successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) has established a process of voluntary national reviews (VNRs), which have become a tool for the review and implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. Between the years 2016 and 2018, 111 VNRs have been submitted by governments to the HLPF. Since its inception, the HLPF peer review system …

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UN
Monitoring & review tools

Progressing national SDGs implementation: An independent assessment of the voluntary national review reports submitted to the UN HLPF in 2018

The Third Edition in an annual series commissioned by civil society organisations

This report, the third edition of Progressing National SDGs Implementation, aims to provide useful insights and suggestions to inform these discussions and help guide improved implementation and reporting. It documents and analyses all 46 VNR reports submitted in 2018 to the HLPF, as …

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UN
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019

The report demonstrates that progress is being made in some critical areas, and that some favorable trends are evident. Extreme poverty has declined considerably, the under-5 mortality rate fell by 49 per cent between 2000 and 2017, immunizations have saved millions of lives, and the vast majority of the world’s population now has access to …

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UN
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

Who is paying the bill?

Despite its commitment to the 2030 agenda, the EU largely ignores the negative impacts that some of its policies and practices have on other parts of the world.

On average, the EU has one of the world’s worst environmental footprint per capita, with our unsustainable lifestyles based on resource and labour exploitation in other parts …

Published: July 9, 2019
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EU
Policy papers

Sustainable Development Report 2019: transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Report 2019 presents an updated SDG Index and Dashboards with a refined assessment of countries’ distance to SDG targets.

As in previous years, the Sustainable Development Report 2019 presents the most up-to-date metrics to gauge the performance of countries on the SDGs. Trends are presented at the level of goals and for …

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EU, UN
Monitoring & review tools
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