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

This publication, entitled ‘Sustainable development in the European Union — Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context (2020 edition)’, is the fourth in the series of annual monitoring exercises launched by Eurostat in 2017. It is based on the EU SDG indicator set that was developed to monitor progress towards the …

Cross Cutting
EU
Monitoring & review tools

Culture in the Sustainable Development Goals – The Role of the European Union

The role of culture for sustainable development is reflected in a cross-cutting manner in many of the targets of Agenda 2030, thus the Agenda is essential to international cultural relations and external cultural policy on EU member states level, but also for the EU’s external cultural relations. In addition, the implementation of the Agenda applies …

Goal 04, Goal 08, Goal 11, Goal 13, Goal 16, Goal 17
EU
Policy papers

Time to reach for the Moon

The EU needs to step up action and lead the transformation to sustainability – Civil society SDG
monitoring report

SDG Watch Europe, an EU-wide, cross-sectoral civil society alliance, has brought together its members from development, environment, social, human rights and other sectors to provide their expertise and to hold the EU to account on …

Cross Cutting, Goal 01, Goal 02, Goal 03, Goal 04, Goal 05, Goal 06, Goal 07, Goal 08, Goal 09, Goal 10, Goal 11, Goal 12, Goal 13, Goal 14, Goal 15, Goal 16, Goal 17
EU
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers, SDG coalitions

Measuring distance to the SDG targets

The OECD Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets Study aims to help member countries assess where they stand now and to identify the areas where additional effort is required in order to achieve the goals. It also sets out the statistical agenda – showing how much we do not yet know, and how this might …

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EU, UN
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

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

National multi sectoral coalitions

SDG Watch Europe is supporting national civil society organisations from different sectors to come together and collaborate more effectively on the monitoring of the correct implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This work is visualised through a simple map now. All these coalitions and alliances bring together organisations from very different backgrounds to work …

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, EU, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland
SDG coalitions

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

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

Falling through the cracks: Exposing inequalities in the EU and beyond

Despite the European union’s commitment to leave no one behind, millions of people in Europe are falling victim to widening inequalities. This EU wide report, shines a light on the impact of rising inequalities on people and planet. It maps the reality of various forms of inequality, both nationally and at the European level. It …

Published: June 18, 2019
Goal 10
Austria, Czech Republic, EU, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain
Policy papers