General Article EU set to miss all 17 Sustainable Development Goals

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By Sarah George

Almost every nation within the EU is failing to deliver the amount of progress needed for the bloc to meet any of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a ‘major’ lack of progress recorded against SDG 13, Climate Action.

That is according to a damning new report from the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP).

The report measures the ‘distance’ between each EU member state’s current position on environmental and social issues covered by the SDGs and the framework’s targets for 2030. It then analyses existing national policy frameworks and business commitments to estimate how rapidly each nation is likely to progress on each Global Goal in the coming decade.

While emphasising that many European nations are global leaders on SDG progress – with Denmark, Sweden and Finland among the world&r

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