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Making Peace with Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies

This report presents a scientific blueprint for how climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution can be tackled jointly within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. The report is a synthesis based on evidence from global environmental assessments.

Part I of the report addresses how the current expansive mode of development degrades and exceeds the …

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2020 National Voluntary Reviews Synthesis Report

As in previous years, this synthesis report provides an overview of the approaches and actions taken by all countries reporting in 2020, and showcases best practices, lessons learned, gaps and challenges encountered in working towards the achievement of the SDGs. Drawing from the VNR reports, key elements pertaining to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda …

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Europe Sustainable Development Report 2020

Meeting the SDGs in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic represents a serious setback for sustainable development in Europe and around the world, but the EU is right not to compromise on its vision or its values. The SDGs are the global affirmation of European values. They are the “future we want”. …

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Green approaches to COVID-19 recovery: Policy note for parliamentarians

The consequences of COVID-19 and efforts to contain it have led to one of the most serious recessions in recent history, characterized by, among others, a decline in economic growth, decreased trade, low business revenues and massive layoffs. Projections indicate that, in the next two years, the global economy is expected to lose nearly US$ …

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EC Staff Working Document: Delivering on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – A comprehensive approach

This staff working document explains how the European Commission is taking forward its commitment to sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs through its internal and external action policies, while also monitoring progress at Member State and European Union levels.
This commitment has even greater relevance in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic …

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Policy Coherence at the heart in the transition towards sustainability

Original title: La coherencia de políticas en el corazón de la transición a la sostenibilidad

The Spanish, multi stakeholder coalition Futuro en Común, explains the need to put Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development at the heart of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. At the end of the document, this policy paper gives recommendations to …

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Spain
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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 …

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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 …

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EU
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Stakeholder Engagement & The 2030 Agenda – a practical guide

The success of our collective journey to 2030 will greatly depend on how effectively Governments, who are in the driving seat of implementation of this transformative and universal agenda, engage national parliaments, local authorities, indigenous peoples, civil society, the scientific and academic community and the private sector in follow-up and implementation efforts and bridge the …

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Sustainable Development Report 2020 – Index & Dashboards

The Sustainable Development Goals and Covid-19

The Sustainable Development Report 2020 presents the SDG Index and Dashboards for all UN member states and frames the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in terms of six broad transformations. It was prepared by teams of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the …

Published: August 17, 2020
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