Leaving no one behind when implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (own-initiative opinion)

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Information memo: Leaving no one behind when implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (own-initiative opinion)

Practical information

  1. Composition of the study group
  2. Administrator / Assistant in charge: Monica GUARINONI / Chryssa PANOU
  3. Contact

Background

For too long the sustainable development agenda has been regarded as an environmental agenda, resulting in a gap between the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability – and it is quite clearly the social dimension that has been the most overlooked until now. The SDGs are paving the way for a better and more sustainable future for all. They are universally applicable and present a unique opportunity for global leaders to unfold a comprehensive, forward-looking vision, built on the values of solidarity and human rights, social justice and equality, democracy and participation, entrepreneurship and environmental responsibility.

The proposed opinion will look at new approaches to more fairly distributing the burden of transformation towards a sustainable Europe. The most vulnerable groups in society must not be left behind in the transition to a low-carbon and resource-efficient economic model. The opinion aims to reconcile the three pillars of sustainable development, and to present concrete recommendations concerning ways to implement the 17 SDGs by addressing social concerns in full synergy with environmental and economic ones.