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Sustainable Development in the European Union – 2017 Overview

Sustainable Development in the European Union – 2017 Overview

Overview of Progress Towards the SDGs in an EU Context
Overview of the 2017 situation concerning selected SDG-related indicators.

EUROSTAT has issued its 2017 edition on Sustainable Development in the European Union. The report provides an updated snapshot of the current situation concerning a selected number of indicators related to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). This 'lite' version of the 2017 monitoring report makes use of the universal language of visuals, offering a shortcut to the essence of the messages delivered through the full version of the monitoring report. It thus provides a snapshot of the key trends related to sustainable development in the European Union. Ecologic Institute's authors covered the chapters on SDG2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 14 (Life Below Water), SDG 15 (Life on Land) SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). The publication is available for download.


Kurkowiak, Barbara et al. (eds.) 2017: Sustainable Development in the European Union. Overview of Progress Towards the SDGs in an EU Context. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Markus Hametner (WU Vienna)
Asya Dimitrova (WU Vienna)
Renate Ruech (WU Vienna)
Ariane De Rocchi (INFRAS)
Anik Kohli (INFRAS)
Bettina Rüegge (INFRAS)
Gina Spescha (INFRAS)
Myriam Steinemann (INFRAS)
Remo Zandonella (INFRAS)

Co-editors: Simon Johannes Bley, Fritz Gebhard, Nicola Massarelli, Christine Mayer, Irina Schoen, Anton Steurer, Lisa Waselikowski, (Eurostat, Unit E2 — Environmental statistics and accounts; sustainable development), Carolyn Avery (ENDS, Haymarket Media Group Ltd)

  • European Commission, Eurostat (Eurostat)
978-92-79-70974-6 (print), 978-92-79-70973-9 (pdf)
10.2785/050430 (paper), 10.2785/207109 (pdf)
37 pp.
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Table of Contents

Sustainable development in the EU
SDG 1: No poverty
SDG 2: Zero hunger
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
SDG 4: Quality education
SDG 5: Gender equality
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
SDG 13: Climate action
SDG 14: Life below water
SDG 15: Life on land
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

climate, energy, sustainability, SDGs, development, water, Europe, monitoring