Quotation Kurkowiak, Barbara Margarethe, Hametner, Markus, Dimitrova, Asya, Ruech, Renate, De Rocchi, Ariane, Kohli, Anik, Rüegge, Bettina, Spescha, Gina, Steinemann, Myriam, Zandonella, Remo, Abhold, Katrina, Kirisiewa, Zoritza, Knoblauch, Doris, Krüger, Ina, Landgrebe, Ruta, Lukat, Evelyn, McGlade, Katriona, Prahl, Andreas, Smith, Lucy, Stein, Ulf, Velten, Eike. 2017. Sustainable development in the European Union ¿ Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.




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, gives a new impetus to global efforts for achieving sustainable development. The EU is fully committed to playing an active role to maximise progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. This publication marks the beginning of Eurostat’s regular monitoring of 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 100 indicators and is structured along the 17 SDGs. For each SDG, it focuses on aspects which 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.


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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
Location Luxembourg
Publisher Publications Office of the European Union
Year 2017
URL http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-statistical-books/-/KS-04-17-780
ISBN 978-92-79-72287-5
Open Access Y


EUROSTAT Monitoring Report and flagship publications (2016-2018)
Hametner, Markus (Details)
Dimitrova, Asya (Former researcher)
Ruech, Renate (Former researcher)
Abhold, Katrina (Ecologic, Germany)
De Rocchi, Ariane (INFRAS, Switzerland)
Kirisiewa, Zoritza (Ecologic, Germany)
Knoblauch, Doris (Ecologic, Germany)
Kohli, Anik (INFRAS, Switzerland)
Krüger, Ina (Ecologic, Germany)
Kurkowiak, Barbara Margarethe (Eurostat, European Union)
Landgrebe, Ruta (Ecologic, Germany)
Lukat, Evelyn (Ecologic, Germany)
McGlade, Katriona (Ecologic, Germany)
Prahl, Andreas (Ecologic, Germany)
Rüegge, Bettina (INFRAS, Switzerland)
Smith, Lucy (Ecologic, Germany)
Spescha, Gina (INFRAS, Switzerland)
Stein, Ulf (Ecologic, Germany)
Steinemann, Myriam (INFRAS, Switzerland)
Velten, Eike (Ecologic, Germany)
Zandonella, Remo (INFRAS, Switzerland)
Institute for Managing Sustainability IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1414 Ecosystem research (Details)
1904 Interdisciplinary natural sciences (Details)
2959 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
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