Reports 2016

Implementing the sustainable development goals in Europe: is the EU on the right track?

14 December 2016


The policy dialogue looked at the European Commission’s recent Communication on the ‘Next steps for a sustainable European future’. In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets. During this policy dialogue, a panel of experts explored the opportunities and challenges involved in implementing the SDGs in Europe, the extent to which EU policies are already contributing to this aim and what more can be done.

Speakers included: Romain Pardo, Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre, Sarah Nelen, Member of Cabinet of First Vice President Timmermans, European Commission, Ulf Björnholm, Head of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Liaison Office to the EU Institutions, Wolfgang Weber, Vice President EU Government Relations, BASF, Laura Sullivan, Europe and Americas Regional Director for ActionAid International