The Spanish government is currently carrying out a prior analysis and looking at considerations for possible development of a new SDG strategy. Thus far, there has been greater focus on the external dimension (related to development and cooperation policy) of Agenda 2030.
The Action Plan for the Implementation of Agenda 2030 specifies that each SDG has been assigned to a Ministry that will act as a focus point and coordinate the implementation of each SDG with other ministries. A mapping of the actions taken by each Ministry in relation to the SDGs was also presented in the Action Plan and will be regularly updated.
Equally the Action Plan indicates that for any new policy initiative an assessment of the impact in the SDGs will be done.
Many other initiatives have also been introduced in different areas in order to comply with the SDGs, for example: the government is working long term strategy for an modern, competitive and climatically neutral economy and a new strategy against energy poverty. Equally in January, the Ministry for Energy Transition organized a high level global event on climate change and sustainable development. As well, in April 2019 the government launched a platform to help SMEs implement the SDG
Several Autonomous Communities have adopted their own SD strategies and have created regional advisory councils. Inter-regional cooperation is also being promoted. For example, in November 2017 several regional authorities and REDS organised a workshop to exchange experiences in the implementation of Agenda 2030. As an output of the meeting, the regional authorities participating signed a declaration entitled A regional agenda for the SDGs.
Finally, several initiatives are promoting the implementation of SDGs at local level. In October 2018, REDS in collaboration with a 100 municipalities published a report on 'Sustainable cities: Looking into the future' about the implementation of the SDGs at local level.