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Reforming Europe towards Sustainability

The present paper identifies three conditions for making progress: the recognition of well-being, rather than growth in GDP, as an overall objective; achieving sustainable lifestyles; and reforming governance to better serve the goal of sustainable development. Specific proposals under the latter heading include reform of the Commission’s REFIT and impact assessment processes, creation of a …

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Sustainability Now! A European Vision for Sustainability

This report seeks to assess the stakes, argues for new forms of governance and addresses a limited number of sustainability hotspots.

Source: European Commission, by Karl Falkenberg, Senior Adviser for Sustainable Development to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.

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The Role of National Sustainable Development Councils in Europe in Implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

This report suggests fresh thinking and new action in order to foster and expand civil society engagement in implementing sustainability. SDG implementation is clearly a matter of regulation, but regulation alone will not do the trick. We need new forms of governance that resonate with society, the private sector and organised civil society groups. This …

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Stakeholders activities in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sd and the Sdgs Implementation

In the context of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this ESDN Quarterly Report tries to provide a picture of the extremely variegated, wide and multi-faceted world of stakeholders, other organisations and local initiatives that are relating to the 2030 Agenda. With the intention to …

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SDG Watch Europe

SDG Watch Europe is a new, EU-level, cross-sectoral CSO alliance of NGOs from development, environment, social, human rights and other sectors. Its goal is to hold governments to account for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs).

Their work is coordinated along the lines of the 4 interlinked Work Strands.

Strand One: Joint …

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Letter to Timmermans SDG Watch

Letter sent to EC Vice president Timmermans calling on the EU and each of its Member States to develop an overarching Sustainable Development Strategy with a timeline of 2030 and a concrete implementation plan which coordinates the achievement of the 17 goals, 169 targets and their indicators.

Source: EEB and other EU based-networks and organisations

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