How Has the EU Progressed Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, have given a new impetus to global efforts for achieving sustainable development. In this context, Eurostat has published a monitoring report of the progress towards the SDGs in an EU context. This report provides a first statistical overview of trends relating to the SDGs in the EU. As a topic transversal to society, chemistry is a contributor to many SDGs such as clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; industry, innovation and infrastructure; responsible consumption and productions; or climate action. Among other findings, the report shows significant progress over the past five years in affordable and clean energy and in responsible consumption and production.

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