A new agenda for sustainable development has been adopted on the UN world summit in September. It sets out an unprecedented broad action plan for people, planet and prosperity.
The new UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, adopted in September, sets out an unprecedented broad action plan for people, planet and prosperity. With 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) addressing all cross-cutting issues faced by human societies, this new agenda goes beyond the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): all countries are 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, who are the ultimate drivers of change.