Advance executive summary
To be released in September 2017 in German as
“Deutschland und die globale Nachhaltigkeitsagenda | 2017”
One year ago, we published our first “shadow report” on the state of the nation regarding sustainability. We had to conclude that much remained to be done. One year later, we again take stock – and it will come as no surprise that we have arrived at very similar conclusions despite addressing different subject areas this time.
The point of departure – but not the only standard – for the considerations in this volume is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in New York in September 2015 by the heads of state and government of all UN members – including the German government. It contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that define demands on global and national policies as well as paths to their fulfilment.
Moreover, the agenda contains a rudimentary review mechanism that is to monitor the attainment of the goals in the period up to 2030. This volume is intended inter alia as a contribution to this review for Germany.
CorA – Netzwerk für Unternehmensverantwortung, Deutscher Bundesjugendring, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, Deutscher Naturschutzring, Diakonie Deutschland, Forum Menschenrechte, Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung, Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst, Global Policy Forum Europe, Netzwerk Steuergerechtigkeit, Plattform Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung, VENRO – Verband Entwicklungspolitik und Humanitäre Hilfe deutscher Nichtregierungsorganisationen e.V.