Quotation Petri, Ekkehard, Hametner, Markus, Kostetckaia, Mariia, Urban, Patricia, Best, Aaron, Gerstetter, Christiane, Haase, Isabel, Landgrebe, Ruta, Schritt, Hannes, Stein, Ulf, Velten, Eike Karola, De Rocchi, Ariane, Fries, Sabine, Kohli, Anik, Petry, Christoph, Steinemann, Myriam. 2021. Sustainable development in the European Union — Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context — 2021 edition. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.


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Sustainable development is firmly anchored in the European Treaties and has been at the heart of European policy for a long time. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015, have given a new impetus to global efforts for achieving sustainable development. The EU is fully committed to playing an active role in helping to maximise progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. This publication is the fifth of Eurostat’s regular reports monitoring progress towards the SDGs in an EU context. The analysis in this publication builds on the EU SDG indicator set, developed in cooperation with a large number of stakeholders. The indicator set comprises 102 indicators and is structured along the 17 SDGs. For each SDG, it focuses on aspects that are relevant from an EU perspective. The monitoring report provides a statistical presentation of trends relating to the SDGs in the EU over the past five years (‘short-term’) and, when sufficient data are available, over the past 15 years (‘long-term’). The indicator trends are described on the basis of a set of specific quantitative rules. This 2021 edition also shows some of the early impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that are visible in Eurostat’s official statistics.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Book (monograph)
Language English
Title Sustainable development in the European Union — Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context — 2021 edition
Location Luxembourg
Publisher Publications Office of the European Union
Year 2021
URL https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-statistical-books/-/KS-03-21-096
ISBN 978-92-76-30698-6
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-statistical-books/-/KS-03-21-096

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EUROSTAT Publications on EU policy initiatives and methodological assistance on indicators (2019-2022)
People
Hametner, Markus (Details)
Kostetckaia, Mariia (Details)
Urban, Patricia (Details)
External
Best, Aaron (Ecologic, Germany)
De Rocchi, Ariane (INFRAS, Switzerland)
Fries, Sabine (INFRAS, Switzerland)
Gerstetter, Christiane (Ecologic, Germany)
Haase, Isabel (Ecologic, Germany)
Kohli, Anik (INFRAS, Switzerland)
Landgrebe, Ruta (Ecologic, Germany)
Petri, Ekkehard (Eurostat, European Union)
Petry, Christoph (INFRAS, Switzerland)
Schritt, Hannes (Ecologic, Germany)
Stein, Ulf (Ecologic, Germany)
Steinemann, Myriam (INFRAS, Switzerland)
Velten, Eike Karola (Ecologic, Germany)
Organization
Institute for Managing Sustainability IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2959 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
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