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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Time to reach for the moon -The EU needs to step up action and lead the transformation to sustainability

By Patrizia Heidegger, EEB The EU and its Member States were a driving force behind the negotiation and adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now, the EU’s lea­dership is needed to make the Goals a reality, at home and globally. The EU has the power to pass transformative laws and […]

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The Green New Deal as a driver for the European Union’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

By Deirdre de Burca and Leida Rijnhout, members of the SDG Watch Europe Steering Group Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by UN member states in September 2015, the European Commission slowly started to develop its own ideas and actions for how the Union – a unique, regional, political system – […]

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SDG Watch Europe Open Letter : Urgent Need and Opportunity for New Commission to put Sustainable Development Goals Centre-Stage By the Steering Group of the SDG Watch Europe

Dear Commission President-elect, Dear Commissioners designate, Today, four years ago, on 25 September 2015, the United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an urgent call to action to take bold and transformative steps to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. Four years after this path-breaking […]

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BABY STEPS TO SAVE THE PLANET: WHAT I LEARNT AT THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT ASSEMBLY

By Patrizia Heidegger, EEB I joined thousands of international delegates and national ministers in Nairobi calling for solutions to save the planet. Here’s what happened. Just imagine the crowd at the 4th UN Environment Assembly last week in Nairobi: over 4,000 delegates, 100 environment ministers and selected heads of state, including French President Emmanuel Macron. […]

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EU must seize opportunity to adopt new political vision and give global leadership on sustainable development

Says leading EU CSO coalition SDG Watch Europe in Open Letter to EU Leaders Urgent need for a new political vision for EU In advance of the planned European Council summit in December (14th & 15th), a leading European civil society network SDG Watch Europe  has issued an open letter to EU Leaders highlighting the […]

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