The annual Report prepared by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS), now in its fifth edition, assesses the progress our country, its regions and the European Union have made in achieving the SDGs. The Report also sets out the areas where action is needed to ensure the economic, social and environmental sustainability of our growth model. The Report for 2020, drafted by experts from the Alliance’s over 270 member organizations, offers a wide-ranging view of the situation in Italy and in Europe vis-à-vis the various aspects of sustainable development, and with composite indicators, measures the progress of Italy and each EU Member state on all the SDGs. For the first time, ASviS also produced an estimate for 2020 for Italy, taking the pandemic into account. This showed that Covid had a negative effect on SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 17, a positive effect on SDGs 12, 13 and 16, while for the other Goals it was impossible to estimate the impact. The Report also offers concrete proposals for policies capable of improving people’s wellbeing, reducing inequalities and increasing the quality of the environment in which we live addressed at the government and other institutions.
The Report was presented during the event “Italy and the Sustainable Development Goals”, that took place on October 8th at the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Foreign Affairs Minister Luigi Di Maio and EU Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni among other in attendance, is available on the ASviS website: https://asvis.it/rapporto-asvis-2020/ An English translation is underway.