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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”.

Published: June 14, 2017
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EU
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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, …

Published: May 29, 2017
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EU, UN
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The CAP is no longer fit for purpose – We need the right ingredients and a recipe for a Living Land!

This document contains the preliminary findings of a study commissioned by EEB and BirdLife Europe on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The goal of the study is:
• To examine the peer-reviewed evidence regarding the CAP’s impacts on our society, economy and the environment
• To assess whether the CAP fulfills:

Published: May 12, 2017
Goal 01, Goal 02, Goal 03, Goal 06, Goal 07, Goal 08, Goal 10, Goal 12, Goal 13, Goal 15
EU
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German Almanac of Sustainability: Initiatives and impressions on the social reality of sustainability

The German Council for Sustainable Development has published its 2017 Sustainability Almanac online. The almanac highlights specific projects and initiatives implemented by local authorities, government bodies and the private sector to demonstrate where the transformation towards a more ecological and caring society is already in full swing.

Source: German Council for Sustainable Development

Published: April 27, 2017
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Germany
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SDG Watch Europe Recommendations for Council Conclusions on the EC Communication: Next Steps for Sustainable European Future

SDG Watch Europe believes that the Council Conclusions to be adopted in June 2017 under the Maltese EU Presidency represent an important opportunity for EU member states to address the lack of European leadership and ambition shown to date regarding the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. A year and a half has passed since the …

Published: April 25, 2017
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EU
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Policy coherence and the 2030 Agenda: Building on the PCD experience

With the advent of the 2030 Agenda, the principle of policy coherence has now been extended to cover the whole scope of sustainable development. PCSD,or‘policy coherence for sustainable development’,has thus become a reality reflected in the ‘Systemic Issues’ section of Sustainable Development Goal 17 (SDG17) on ‘Strengthening the Means of Implementation and Revitalizing the Global …

Published: April 12, 2017
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UN
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German Sustainable Development Strategy

On 11 January 2017, the Federal Government approved this new version of the Sustainable Development Strategy, the most extensive enhancement of the Strategy since its first adoption in 2002.
The German Sustainable Development Strategy outlines the importance of sustainable development for the Federal Government’s policies and defines concrete targets and measures over the entire …

Published: April 11, 2017
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Germany
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Raising the bar: Rethinking the role of business in the Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development gives business a significant role to play in
efforts to achieve the SDGs, based on its ability to invest and innovate. However, for
companies to truly contribute, they must move beyond current forms of engagement,
abandon a narrow focus on the SDGs as an opportunity to …

Published: April 4, 2017
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UN
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