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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

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

German CSOs declaration during SDG Forum

The German CSOs declaration was handed over to the head of the German chancellery, Helge Braun, on 13 June 2019. The presentation was part of the Forum Sustainability, the annual SDG event hosted by the German government with over 200 participants from civil society, science, business, all branches of government, communal and regional representatives and …

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Germany
Policy papers

Manifesto for a Sustainable Europe for its Citizens

Despite the European Union’s great legacy and mission, the response of European decision makers’ to the financial crisis, to combating climate change and environmental degradation, to halting growing inequality and undermining women’s rights, to scandals such as those in our food system and Dieselgate, and to increased migration by closing our borders to those in …

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EU
Policy papers, SDG coalitions

Reaction of SDG Watch Europe on the EC reflection paper

Following the publication of the EC Refection Paper, SDG Watch Europe published this reaction to express its disappointment.

SDG Watch Europe deeply “regrets that the paper stays very vague and does not contain any concrete plan, targets or timeline. Five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the EU is …

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EU
Policy papers, SDG coalitions

Copenhagen Municipality: Green public procurement on the agenda

With an ambitious new green public procurement policy, Copenhagen Municipality stimulates the demand for eco-labeled products and services.

Through the policy, Copenhagen demonstrates how public actors can motivate companies to produce sustainable products and services, thereby boosting the market. As a part of the new policy, the municipality and Ecolabelling Denmark will select two to …

Goal 03, Goal 12, Goal 17
Denmark
Policy papers, Presentations

The 2018 Peer Review on the German Sustainability Strategy

The German Government invited the International Peer Group to review its Sustainable Development Strategy.

The main RECOMMENDATIONS are:

1. Keep what works, elevate what is good, and change what has failed to deliver.
2. Make the institutional architecture charged with implementing the GSDS more
effective.
3. Raise the level of ambition for …

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Germany
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

Germany and the global sustainability agenda 2018: This is how sustainability works!

In Germany and the Sustainable Development Agenda:This is how sustainability works! the authors and interview partners explain how sustainability policy can be actively shaped and where it has already been put into practice. Civil society and trade union initiatives
as well as measures at local level and examples from other countries serve to illustrate …

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Germany
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

2018 German shadow report: So_geht_Nachhaltigkei

German 2018 shadow report. Only avaialbe in German.

Mit der Agenda 2030 und den Zielen für nachhaltige Entwicklung (SDGs) haben die Regierungen der Welt den Rahmen für die globale Nachhaltigkeitspolitik der kommenden zwölf Jahre gesteckt.
Die Agenda und ihre Ziele haben das Potential, auch die deutsche Politik auf Bundes-, Länderund kommunaler Ebene zu prägen. …

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Germany
Policy papers

Measuring up: How the UK is performing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

UKSSD report ‘Measuring up’ shows how the UK is performing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the first time. And while there’s an enormous amount to celebrate, the most vulnerable people and places in our society are increasingly being left behind.

Measuring up is the most comprehensive review of the current situation in …

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United Kingdom
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers
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