Sustainable Development Goals: Implementation in Europe

United Nations Environment Programme (12/11/2015)

Preamble The new United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted at the UN world summit on 25-27 September, sets out an unprecedented broad action plan for people, the planet and prosperity. With 17 Sustainable Development Goals addressing all cross-cutting issues faced by human societies, this new agenda goes beyond the previous Millennium Development Goals: all countries, including developed European countries, are now called upon to act and speed up transition towards greener, fairer, more inclusive development patterns by 2030. An ambitious strategy will be key for a proper implementation of the SDGs in Europe, requiring both a thorough review of public policies and an open partnership with civil society and non state actors, which are the ultimate drivers of change

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