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Standing together for a climate of sustainability

Standing together for a climate of sustainability

By Khaled Diab, EEB As part of the global climate strike on Friday 20 September, hundreds of protesters in the EU district in Brussels stood together to form the words ‘climate’, ‘equality’ and ‘voice’ to send a symbolic message to European Union leaders. At the culmination of the march in the Belgian and EU capital, […]

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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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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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HLPF 2019 Side Events by SDGWE, GCAP and Partners

Join us for these events organized by SDG Watch Europe, GCAP and our partners! We also will have two coordination and exchange meetings of SDG Watch Europe: 1) Thursday, 11.7., 14:00-15:00 in the Qatar Lounge in the UN 2) Tuesday, 16.7., 9:00-10:00 in the Qatar Lounge in the UN Wednesday, 10 July Leave No One Behind: the […]

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HLPF Side Event: Global Launch of EU SDG10 report on Inequalities in the EU and Beyond – 11 July

By Tanja Gohlert, Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) Join SDG Watch Europe and others for the global launch of EU SDG10 report on inequalities – Falling through the cracks: Exposing inequalities in Europe and beyond – at the HLPF on Thursday, 11 July from 10:30 – 12:00 at the Church Centre (2nd Floor).  Despite the European […]

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Opinion/Analysis: When Green Growth Is Not Enough

By Nick Meynen, EEB In recent years, the concept of green economic growth, i.e. the expansion of the economy without an accompanying increase in environmental harm, has gained political acceptance. However, the idea that this policy alone is enough to deal with the environmental challenges we face appears to be founded on little to no […]

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