Sustainable Development in the European Union – 2023 Statistical annex

Statistical annex to the EU voluntary review


Hametner, Markus, et al. (ed.) 2023: Sustainable Development in the European Union. Statistical annex to the EU voluntary review. 2023 edition [eurostat Statistical books 2023 edition]. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

This statistical annex presents EU-level data for the EU SDG indicators, to accompany the first EU Voluntary Review on progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It showcases the EU SDG indicators and their development since the SDGs were adopted in 2015.

The data and figures in this annex refer to the 2023 edition of the EU SDG indicator set. The indicator set was developed by the European Commission in 2017 to monitor the SDGs in an EU context. The selection of indicators is updated every year. The EU SDG indicator set serves as the basis for Eurostat’s annual monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context.

The 2023 edition of the EU SDG indicator set consists of 100 indicators structured along the 17 SDGs and covering the social, economic, environmental and institutional dimensions of sustainability as represented by the 2030 Agenda. Ecologic Institute's authors covered the chapters on SDG 2 (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) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). The publication is available for download.

Over the five-year period assessed, the EU has made significant progress towards ensuring decent work and economic growth (SDG 8) and reducing poverty (SDG 1), as well as towards improving gender equality (SDG 5).

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Markus Hametner (WU Vienna); Arturo de la Fuente, Kathrin Gebers, Johanna Giczi, Christine Mayer, Åsa Önnerfors, Ekkehard Petri, Anna Sabadash, Irina Schön (Eurostat, Unit E2 — Environmental statistics and accounts; sustainable development)

European Commission, Eurostat (Eurostat), International
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76 pp.
978-92-68-03994-6 (print)
978-92-68-03993-9 (pdf)
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Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, indicator set, trends, 2030 Agenda

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