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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 …

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
Monitoring & review tools, 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
Policy papers, Presentations

Toward an international legally binding agreement on plastics and plastic pollution

The case for an international agreement on plastics and plastic pollution is growing. Existing frameworks, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS), UN Regional Seas Programmes and the Sustainable Development Goals among others, have spurred the adoption of measures to reduce marine plastic pollution. However, current initiatives primarily focus on the …

Goal 03, Goal 06, Goal 13, Goal 14, Goal 15
Policy papers

Overhaul of farm policy crucial for EU to meet sustainable development goals, new study shows

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is not even delivering on its own stated objectives let alone on several of the relevant Sustainable Development Goals that the European Union holds up as its guiding principles.


Source: EEB

Goal 01, Goal 02, Goal 03, Goal 06, Goal 07, Goal 08, Goal 10, Goal 12, Goal 13, Goal 15

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:

Goal 01, Goal 02, Goal 03, Goal 06, Goal 07, Goal 08, Goal 10, Goal 12, Goal 13, Goal 15
Policy papers

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals from a Water Perspective

This paper addresses some of these challenges related to implementation and monitoring of the targets of the SDGs from a water perspective, based on the key findings of a conference organized in 2015 focused on three essential aspects of SDGs: indicators, inter-linkages, and implementation. The paper argues that indicators should not be too simple and …

Goal 02, Goal 03, Goal 06, Goal 11, Goal 12, Goal 15

SDG charter

The SDG Charter will work on enabling SDG Solution Partnerships, together with the Major Alliance, a joint initiative of philanthropy, business and government. They are in the process of starting up various partnerships with a clear action focus.

Seventy organisations from business and civil society are signatories of this charter and they are ready to …

Goal 03, Goal 10, Goal 11, Goal 12
Other, SDG coalitions

Ready for change? Global goals at home and abroad

This report aspires to contribute to an ambitious and concrete implementation of the SDGs. With the participation of over forty Dutch development organisations, research institutions and environmental organisations, the report analyses existing Dutch and EU policies from an SDG perspective. It brings forward specific policy recommendations about how the Netherlands the EU and its member states …

Cross Cutting, Goal 03, Goal 13, Goal 16
EU, Netherlands
Policy papers