Escaping the jobs and growth treadmill

By EEB Beyond the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on public health and people’s lives, the accompanying lockdowns and restrictions have had a huge toll on livelihoods. To date, 2020 has proved to be a rollercoaster ride for the European and global economies. For instance, in the second quarter of the year, the EU […]

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“Mind our business”: joint report on sustainable and inclusive business models

By Cooperatives Europe On 1 December, Cooperatives Europe, Fair Trade Advocacy Office and CONCORD launched their joint report “Mind our business: Amplify the transformative power of sustainable and inclusive business models through EU external action”. The vast impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has shown once again that the European Union and its Member States should […]

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MMM #RaiseAPen Campaign kicks off!

By Make Mothers Matter Make Mothers Matter (MMM), backed by international celebrities and organisations, kicked off the #RaiseAPen campaign in November with a strong mobilisation video, answering the call of Afghan mothers for the continuation of the right to girls’ education. Raising the voices of mothers is powerful. Not only because everybody has (or had) […]

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A half step forward in the collective journey towards a more sustainable Europe is not enough

Reflecting on the 2020 ‘Commission’s Staff working document: Delivering on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – A comprehensive approach.’ By Yblin Roman Escobar, SDG Watch Europe Having travelled a difficult road due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Europeans were longing for fresh and concrete news on our collective journey towards a sustainable Europe in 2030. We […]

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Gender Equality on the Ground: Feminist findings and recommendations for achieving Agenda 2030

By wcef We are proud to share with you our #Women2030 global shadow report titled ‘Gender equality on the Ground: Feminists findings and recommendations for achieving Agenda2030’. This report contains the findings from national assessments on how to ensure a gender-just and transformative #Agenda2030 in the key priority areas of climate and environmental justice, redistributive […]

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SDGs News from Ireland: Parliamentarians for the Global Goals

By SDG Watch Europe The positive vision & blueprint offered by the SDGs are more important than ever in a time of global crisis.  Senator Alice-Mary Higgins launched the Oireachtas All-Party Parliamentary Group on the SDGs as part of the launch of Parliamentarians for the Global Goals (PfGG) at the United Nations General Assembly earlier […]

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The 2020 ASviS Report “Italy and the Sustainable Development Goals”

 By ASviS The annual Report prepared by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS), now in its fifth edition, assesses the progress our country, its regions and the European Union have made in achieving the SDGs. The Report also sets out the areas where action is needed to ensure the economic, social and environmental sustainability […]

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GENDER EQUALITY: A DATA AND POLICY DIALOGUE FROM THE BEIJING DECLARATION TO THE COVID19 PANDEMIC AND BEYOND

By Forus International 25 years after the adoption of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 2020 was meant to be a milestone for reducing the gender gap, but in fact, we might be witnessing a dramatic backstep in the achievement of gender equality and SDG number five. As part of their global politics series, UN […]

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What could the European Union and China do for animals?

By Eurogroups for animals The EU and China are two very important global players in the agri-food sector. Both are both facing common challenges, such as the climate crisis, the spread of zoonoses and the surge in antimicrobial resistance. As unsustainable food production lies at the heart of those challenges, animal welfare can play a […]

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Mapping innovation thinking, culture, and practice in civil society

By Forus Internacional As part of its 2021-2025 strategy development process, Forus conducted in 2020 a study to map innovation thinking, culture, and practices among its members. Today, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other civil society organisations (CSOs) worldwide find themselves having to navigate increasingly uncertain realities, in a context of global environmental, social, political, and […]

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