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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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UN
Policy papers

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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EU
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

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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UN
Policy papers

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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EU
Policy papers

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
Policy papers

Slovenia progress report on SDG 12

Ensuring sustainable consumption and production practices necessarily means respecting the planet’s biophysical boundaries and lowering current global consumption levels to match the biophysical capacity to produce ecosystem services and benefits.

Monitoring SDG 12 in Slovenia focuses on developments in the areas of decoupling environmental impacts from economic growth, energy consumption, and waste generation and management. …

Goal 12
Slovenia
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

Culture in the Sustainable Development Goals – The Role of the European Union

The role of culture for sustainable development is reflected in a cross-cutting manner in many of the targets of Agenda 2030, thus the Agenda is essential to international cultural relations and external cultural policy on EU member states level, but also for the EU’s external cultural relations. In addition, the implementation of the Agenda applies …

Goal 04, Goal 08, Goal 11, Goal 13, Goal 16, Goal 17
EU
Policy papers

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
EU
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers, SDG coalitions

Sustainable Development that Leaves No One Behind – Slovenian shadow report

When the second government report on the implementation of the SDGs in 2020 was drafted, the NGOs prepared civil society’s report. Apart from the situation overview and the drafting of recommendations, the contributions also contain the implementation assessment of individual SDGs or of cross-cutting issues, an overview of civil society’s role in the implementation of …

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Slovenia
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

Spotlight Report : Denmark’s Challenges in achieving The Sustainable Development Goals – In The Shadow Of The Covid-19 Crisis

The purpose of this SPOTLIGHT report is to illustrate how far Denmark is from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals nationally and to what extent Denmark contributes to achieving the goals abroad. This is the third time that Global Focus and the Danish 92 Group have made this report on the progress of the Danish implementation …

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Denmark
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers