By SDG Alliance
The SDG Alliance is an informal group of like-minded MEPs from different committees and political groups across the European Parliament. Members of the Alliance believe the SDGs should be at the centre of policymaking in the European Parliament and the EU. The SDG Alliance was launched in 2021; it includes 26 members, and Irish MEP Barry Andrews is its chairman.
The group seeks to monitor key legislative files in the European Parliament to identify opportunities to integrate the sustainable perspective and raise awareness of Agenda 2030 amongst political groups and committees across the Parliament. One core objective of the Alliance is to secure the publication of an annual own-initiative report on the implementation of SDGs in the EU, being the first one currently in the drafting stage.
Members MEP Barry Andrews and MEP Petros Kokkalis are co-rapporteurs of the own-initiative report scheduled to be voted in Plenary this coming June. The report focuses on the tools the EU has currently to help implement the SDGs in the EU; it also identifies challenges and opportunities that would assist the EU in meeting all 17 SDGs by 2030.