In 2015, the EU and its Member States signed up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. If implemented in a truly transformative way, this global Agenda will promote a transition towards a more sustainable future for the people and for the planet.
The EU has now to re-think the manner (and the substance) of EU decision making, including the design of the EU budget.
With the European Commission’s proposal for a new EU budget cycle, starting in 2021, expected by the end of 2017, SDG Watch Europe has put forward eight sustainability principles to ensure coherence in future internal and external EU spending and to put sustainability at the heart of the European project:
The principles, presented during an event held at the SOLIDAR premises on 31 May 2017, are the result of a broad CSO consultation.
SOLIDAR is an active member of SDG Watch Europe and supports its call for the new EU budget cycle to become a key driver of sustainable development in all its four key dimensions: social, environmental, economic and governance.