Ireland: SDGs in Ireland

Make Ireland Sustainable For All, in conjunction with All Together in Dignity (ATD) and the Irish Coalition 2030, marched through the streets of Dublin on 25 September to ask the Irish Government to Light The Way Again and implement the SDGs. Over 50 people representing the Irish public and members of Coalition 2030, including WV […]

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Juncker should stop avoiding the elephant in the room and ‘Make Europe Sustainable For All

Two years after signing up to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the EU still has no clear plan on how to achieve them and the clock is ticking. Outside the European Commission building this morning a massive inflatable elephant will remind President Jean Claude Juncker that he cannot continue to ignore sustainability. Embracing the SDGs […]

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Sustainable Europe for its Citizens – the 6th Scenario

In April 2017 European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presented a White Paper on the Future of Europe, including five possible scenarios for discussion at European and Member State levels. In response, SDG Watch Europe in collaboration with Friends of the Earth Europe has facilitated the development of an alternative ‘6th Scenario’ that has been backed […]

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The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a new frontier of rights and progress for the EU

SDG Watch Europe was present at the recent conference hosted in Brussels by the European Economic and Social Council (EESC) called ” the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development-a new frontier of rights and progress for the EU”. Speakers included Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe ( UNECE), Celina Charveriat […]

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STAKEHOLDER VIEWS on the next EU budget cycle

Results of the stakeholder survey designed by SDG Watch Europe. Highlights from the 314 stakeholder responses The great majority of the respondents (95.8%) agrees or strongly agrees with the question statement, that the EU budget should be a key driver for a more sustainable future for Europe. When elaborating how the new EU Budget cycle […]

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Sustainability principles for the future EU budget

SDG Watch Europe is putting forward eight sustainability principles to ensure coherence in the future internal and external EU spending and to put sustainability at the heart of the European project. We call on the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council to integrate these principles from the very beginning of the financial […]

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