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Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context — 2023


Eurostat has published the ‘Sustainable development in the European Union — 2023 monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context'. The report builds on the EU SDG indicator set, developed in cooperation with a large number of stakeholders and closely aligned with the 8th Environment Action Programme and the European Pillar of Social Rights. This 2023 edition also analyses the impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic during 2022 and the beginning of 2023 that are visible in Eurostat’s official statistics.

Explore the key findings, visualise the SDGscompare your country’s progress and analyse the indicators.

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UN adopts “Our Common Agenda” report urging to go beyond GDP


The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres released the “Our Common Agenda” report, which looks ahead to the next 25 years and represents the Secretary-General’s vision on the future of global cooperation and multilateralism, and supports the progress on Agenda 2030.

Read the full report, the summary, the UN SG statement, and more information.

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UK Gross Domestic Wellbeing 2019/20 update


Carnegie UK published the 2019/20 Gross Domestic Wellbeing (GDWe) report, to demonstrate why GDP is an insufficient measure of social progress. Using the framework and data in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Measures of National Wellbeing Dashboard, the report provides a brief overview of the key changes since the last 2020 report across the 10 ONS wellbeing domains, and make predictions for the next GDWe score release.

Read the full report and the press release

EU initiatives

Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context — 2022
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Statistics for the European Green Deal


Eurostat published a new interactive visualisation tool showing statistics relevant for the European Green Deal, which is the first of the 6 European Commission priorities for 2019 – 24. The tool presents an overview of 26 indicators, grouped into 3 main topics: ‘Reducing our climate impact’, ‘protecting our planet & health’ and ‘enabling a green & just transition’. 

Access the Visualisation tool and read the Press release.

National initiatives

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Indicateurs de richesse nationale - update
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Policy debate on Wellbeing Economy approach to meeting climate goals


Read the Highlights, the debate pack and the Record of the debate. Information on the Petition

Intergovernmental Initiatives

Global Risks Report 2022 _ World Economic Forum
Global Risks Report 2022

11 January 2022

The World Economic Forum published the Global Risks Report 2022.This year’s report is dominated by environmental risks. Climate action failure, extreme weather events, and biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse were considered the top three of the top 10 global risks by severity over the next 10 years.

Read the full report, the report summary, the webpage, and the press releasearticle

SDSN Europe Sustainable Development Report 2021

14 December 2021

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) published the Europe Sustainable Development Report 2021, the third edition of SDSN independent quantitative report on the progress of the European Union and European countries towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Read the full report, the press release and the webpage.

Stakeholders Initiatives

International study on Covid-19 crisis resilience

10 December 2021

Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI) project published a special international study “Just How Resilient are OECD and EU Countries? Sustainable Governance in the Context of the COVID-19 Crisis”.

Read the full report and more information.

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Youth Progress Index 2021


The European Youth Forum published the second edition of the Youth Progress Index. Based on the methodology of the Social Progress Index, this is the most comprehensive measurement of the quality of life of young people around the world.

Read the announcement, the full report and the article.