30 / 06 / 2020
The European Commission (EC) recently published its regular monitoring report towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the EU context. This report presents a statistical overview of the most recent trends of the EU SDG indicators over the past five years, which is based on the EU SDG indicator set, developed in cooperation with a large number of partners and stakeholders. The indicator set comprises 100 indicators distributed over the 17 SDGs. The importance of research and innovation is recognised under SDG 9 in order to find lasting solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges.
Sustainable development has been at the heart of European policy for a long time. The EU has fully committed itself to delivering on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs and its implementation, as outlined in the papers ‘Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030’ and ‘The European Green Deal’.