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Not fit for purpose: SDG monitoring report fails to illustrate how far the EU is from a sustainable future

20 November 2017

SDG Watch Europe criticises today’s Eurostat Report on Sustainable Development in the EU for failing to adequately illustrate progress and failure in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the Union.

For future monitoring, SDG Watch Europe calls on the European Commission and Eurostat to:
● …

November 24, 2017
Cross Cutting
EU
Monitoring & review tools

Letter to Jucker: Reflection paper on EU finances

Joint letter from SDG Watch Europe, CEEweb for Biodiversity, CEE bankwatch network

SDG Watch Europe input to the Reflection paper on EU finances asking for sustainability proofing the future EU budget based on a set of sustainability principles.

Source: SDG Watch Europe

September 28, 2017
Cross Cutting, Goal 17
EU
Policy papers

6th Scenario : Sustainable Europe for its citizens

More than 250 non-government organisations from across Europe have released an alternative vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe.

Intended to influence the debate on the future direction of Europe, this alternative vision is endorsed by organisations representing a multitude of public interest issues, including labour rights, culture, development, environment, health, women’s rights, …

June 22, 2017
Cross Cutting
EU
Policy papers

SDG Watch Europe input to the Reflection paper on EU finances

Even though the EU budget has changed a lot in the last decades, it still requires ambitious reform to enable it to be a positive driver of change, meet the expectations of the people for an ambitious future for Europe, and accordingly support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability principles for the future …

June 22, 2017
Goal 17
EU
Policy papers

SDG Ambassadors Campaign

On 24 March, 24 hours before the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome celebrations, SDG Watch Europe and its members ran an online #SDGAmbassadors Campaign featuring Members of the European Parliament who stand for the Sustainable Development Goals in their parliamentary work.

SDG Watch Europe is proud to count 30+ Supporters in the European …

June 14, 2017
Cross Cutting
EU
Other

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a new frontier of rights and progress for the EU

In this document you will find the European Economic and Social Committee’s (EESC) recommendations on the implementation of the SDGs in and by the EU. The Various Interest Group has published the recommendations after its recent conference “The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a new frontier of rights and progress for the EU”.

June 14, 2017
Cross Cutting
EU
Policy papers

EU/MS comments on the UNEA-3 outcomes

Following further reflections on UNEA-3 outcomes, EU/MS are of the view that a successful UNEA-3 should result in the following three products, all related to the theme of pollution:

– an Outcome document, preferably a Ministerial Declaration, which would spell out a concise Global Framework for Action and that should speak to the international community, …

May 29, 2017
Cross Cutting
EU, UN
Policy papers
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