Menorca. The place where the Sustainable Development Goals are translated through the Agricultural Stewardship

By GOB Menorca On Tuesday, 30 July 2019, Turmadèn des Capità was the scenario of a soulful event with the aim of raising awareness about the importance of sustainable agricultural management, while enjoying some art in the field, live music and gastronomy. A hundred people arrived at sunset at this organic farm, which has an […]

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Why von der Leyen must put rights at core of business

By Phil Bloomer and Claudia Saller “A Europe that takes the lead on the major challenges of our time”. This was the ringing phrase that incoming European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, used to underline her ambition in her 24-page ‘My Agenda for Europe’ to gain the votes of members of the European Parliament. […]

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Fiscal policy is key to achieving SDGs and avoiding “climate apartheid”

By Philip Alston & Nikki Reisch Delivering on the SDG’s promise to reduce economic inequality requires progressive taxation and effective enforcement to ensure wealthy businesses and individuals follow global rules, pay their fair share, and bear responsibility for their role in the climate crisis. Inequality topped the agenda at the 2019 High-Level Political Forum on […]

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What should be the priorities of the new European Commission to achieve sustainable Europe by 2030?

By the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and Think 2030 After many rounds of political negotiations, the new European Commission will soon begin taking shape, with the new President and Commissioners laying out priorities for their five-year term. Building on the evidence collected by the Think 2030 platform and our analysis of the European […]

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Prioritising CSO capacity development for Agenda 2030 implementation

By Deirdre de Burca, Advocacy Coordinator Forus The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) has established a process of voluntary national reviews (VNRs), which have become a tool for the review and implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. Between the years 2016 and 2018, 111 VNRs were submitted by national governments to the HLPF and […]

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Europe’s failure to stamp out inequalities

By Khaled Diab, EEB & Tanja Gohlert, GCAP Despite the European Union’s commitment to leave no one behind, millions of people in Europe are falling victim to widening inequalities, according to a new major EU-wide report – ‘Falling through the cracks: Exposing inequalities in Europe and beyond’. The report will be launched on 18 June […]

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Do you want to learn more about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

A new game tests your knowledge about the SDGs and takes you on a treasure hunt through downtown Brussels. By KHALED DIAB, EEB Although the United Nations set the Sustainable Development Goals back in 2015, awareness about and knowledge of them amongst European citizens is patchy. Almost nine out of 10 EU citizens have either […]

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The Spring 2019 Climate Alliance South America Tour – Supporting climate justice with indigenous partners

By Climate Alliance In March and April 2019, a Climate Alliance delegation undertook a tour in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil in support of indigenous partners and partnerships. We are happy to share the experiences of Climate Alliance President and Mayor of Cologne Andreas Wolter, Climate Alliance Executive Director Thomas Brose and Climate Alliance Austria Executive […]

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Towards a sustainable future: Time for bold and courageous political leadership

Statement on the European Elections 2019 by the SDG Watch Europe Citizens of the European Union have voted for a new political leadership, and the turnout was higher than at any time in the past 25 years. This high turnout and the overwhelming support for strongly pro-European and progressive parties shows that the people of […]

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