The Sustainable Development Goals touch all aspects of our lives from achieving gender equality and tackling climate change to sustainable consumption and production.
WWF believes that the EU must develop a coherent overarching strategy to ensure that all the Sustainable Development Goals are implemented.
Civil society has a vital role to play:
Civil society brings experience, expertise, and diversity to the table. It must be an active partner in every aspect of Sustainable Development Agenda implementation, from planning the policies to putting them into place and monitoring progress.
Financing is key:
To move from commitments to reality, the SDGs must be reflected in national plans and budgets of the Member States and in the EU Multiannual Financial Framework.
Monitoring and reporting is crucial:
Transparent and participative monitoring mechanisms must be put in place to track the EU’s progress on the SDGs and enable stakeholders to identify the gaps.
The EU needs to address its footprint outside the EU. We need indicators that show the effect of the EU’s consumption abroad. More in @EU_Eurostat
— WWF EU (@WWFEU) November 23, 2017
Partnerships and coalitions:
WWF is part of SDG watch
, a European alliance of NGOs from the development, environment, social, human rights and other sectors. The goal of this alliance is to hold governments responsible for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
WWF is also a member of CONCORD
, the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs. We are also a member of the European Commission's SDG multi-stakeholder platform on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the EU.