SDGs

In its latest 2018 work programme published this week (24/10) the European Commission has signaled a focus on two key issues under its jobs and growth agenda for 2018 - Sustainable Development and the Circular Economy.  On sustainable development, the work programme proposes issue a Reflection Paper "Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030, on the follow-up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change" (non-legislative, Q2 2018)  The refle

MEP’s have expressed that the agreement on EU sustainable development goals are not challenging enough to facilitate the environmental change that is necessary amongst the EU member states. The MEP’s have had a longstanding issue with the agreed goals that the Commission has applied, believing that they are inconsistent and will not work in the long run. The MEP’s are requesting that the Commission not only work to improve the execution of the sustainable development goals, but also to develop the goals in that they will have a larger focus on clean water and biodiversity.