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Not fit for purpose: SDG monitoring report fails to illustrate how far the EU is from a sustainable future

Not fit for purpose: SDG monitoring report fails to illustrate how far the EU is from a sustainable future

SDG Watch Europe has released its five questions commentary on Eurostat report “Sustainable Development in the European Union – Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context”. Summary SDG Watch Europe criticises today’s Eurostat Report on Sustainable Development in the EU for failing to adequately illustrate progress and failure in the implementation of the […]

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ASviS publishes 2nd report on Italy & the SDGs

Will Italy succeed in drastically reducing poverty, unemployment and inequalities, protecting the environment and combating climate change, improving the population’s quality of life and building resilient infrastructure? How is the country doing with respect to the UN’s 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed to by countries all over the world two […]

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Without governments stepping up climate action at COP23, we will all be left behind

As climate change poses a major challenge to achieve Agenda 2030, countries need to reaffirm their commitment to the Paris Agreement and to its implementation with greater ambition. IFOAM – Organics International calls on parties to the first ever climate COP to be hosted by a small–island state to concentrate on alleviating the problems of […]

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NGDO Platform finds innovative ways to engage Lithuanians on the SDGs

For several years, polls have consistently shown that the SDGs remain a mystery to many in Lithuania. This year, in order to change the statistics and create more awareness, the Lithuanian NGDO Platform chose several interactive methods for our SDGs campaign, from creating SDG ambassadors, running a hackathon to tackle human trafficking, to using forum […]

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SDG5 and the #iwantworklifebalance campaign

COFACE Families Europe was selected to be in the SDG Multi-stakeholder platform to support the implementation of the SDGs and voice the concerns of families of all types without discrimination. The network carries out different advocacy actions at EU level, including a recently launched social media campaign in support of the EU Work Life Balance […]

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Why affordable housing is key to deliver SDGs

Evictions, fuel poverty, increasing homelessness, more people on waiting lists for social housing: these are all elements of the human and economic cost of the policy failures to provide affordable and adequate housing. Cédric van Styvendael, the President of Housing Europe, reminds us: “In Europe we are lucky to live in probably the most privileged […]

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President Juncker ignores the Sustainable Development Goals

President Juncker delivered his State of the Union (SOTEU) 2017 address on Wednesday 13th of September. Just like last year, his speech made no mention of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This is despite the fact that the EU has endorsed and, at least in theory, is committed to implement this ambitious and overarching […]

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We’ve blown the candle out, now make our wish come true!

The #BlowTheCandle campaign walked around Brussels asking random citizens what they wished for a better world. This exercise testified that the content of the 2030 Agenda echoes in many peoples’ ears: tackling climate change, ensuring gender equality, redistributing wealth… all of these were among their concerns. However, when asked ‘Do you know who this person […]

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European campaign to make the future EU budget sustainability proof

Investing in fossil fuel infrastructure and fighting climate change at the same time is not an efficient way of using EU tax money. Exacerbating social inequalities through the provision of roughly 80% of the agricultural subsidies to about 20% of the farmers, and then promoting social inclusion in rural areas through rural development funding is […]

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