Sustainable development: a glance at where the European Union stands

(22 November 2016) – Today Eurostat issues the publication “Sustainable Development in the European Union – A statistical glance from the viewpoint of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”.

It provides an overview of the current situation of the EU and its Member States in relation to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are at the core of the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” adopted on 25 September 2015 by the UN General Assembly.

“Sustainable Development in the European Union – A statistical glance from the viewpoint of the UN Sustainable Development Goals” is a one-off publication, bridging Eurostat’s series of monitoring reports on the EU sustainable development strategy to the future regular monitoring of the UN sustainable development goals in an EU context, foreseen to start in 2017.

This publication is released simultaneously with the Commission Communication “Next steps for a sustainable European future: European action for sustainability”.

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