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Breast Cancer: Policy and Prevention

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Safe and Sustainable Sanitation for Women and Girls

EDC Free Coalition Public Consultation

Asbestos: a silent killer on a global scale – substitute it now!

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Women and Gender Constituency at UNFCCC

Women's Global Call for Climate Justice

EVENT: WECF at the COP21

Don't Nuke the Climate - Paris 2015

Gender E3 Working Group in the European Parliament

Women and Gender Constituency at COP20 Lima, Peru

UNECEs 5th MOP to the Aarhus Convention, Maastricht 2014

Nuclear Power is not a solution to climate change – plug into renewables

WECF at the COP19 in Warsaw: Climate Finance and Gender Equality

International ‘Safe Toys’ Coalition – toxic free children products

Online discussion group INTERA

UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 - Rio +20

Toxic free beauty - safe cosmetics

The Golden Nuclear Fuelrod Award

ToNi-Finder - WECF's Map for Sustainable School Toilets and Nitrate Levels

Children's Environmental Health Award 2010

Children's Environmental Action Plan for Europe

REACH - Eliminating Toxic Chemicals in the EU



SDG Watch: Next Steps for Sustainable European Future

SDG Watch Europe is a European, cross-sectoral, civil society alliance committed to supporting the implementation, monitoring and follow up of the 2030 Agenda by the EU and its member states.


Countries: European Union
Partners: Civil Society Alliance
Issues: cross-sectoral
Duration: 07/2016 - 07/2020

SDG Watch Europe is a European, cross-sectoral, civil society alliance committed to supporting the implementation, monitoring and follow up of the 2030 Agenda by the EU and its member states.

In September 2015 the 2030 Agenda was first adopted by all UN member states in New York. Unfortunately, there has been little evidence of any real European political momentum to support the implementation of this vitally important sustainable development agenda, either in terms of EU internal or external policy-making and action.

In the Rome Declaration, published on 25 March 2017, the European Parliament and the European Commission have reaffirmed their promise to work towards a sustainable Europe. Here are the goals:

Vision and Implement

Call for the European Commission to lead in developing an overarching EU Sustainable Development Strategy, including a concrete plan of integrated implementation covering all goals and respective targets.
Call for a clear plan of implementation to accompany the overarching strategy in order to ensure that it actually delivers on its objectives.
Recognise the limits of GDP as a measure of overall progress and agree and adopt a common and ambitious set of European progress indicators covering social, economic, environmental, and governance factors

Policy Coherence

Ensure that the overarching EU Sustainable Development Strategy and implementation plan addresses the four dimensions of Sustainable Development equally (social, economic, environmental and governance).
Introduce European legislation that would oblige companies to mandatory Human Rights due diligence to ensure that they identify, prevent, mitigate and account for adverse human rights and environmental impacts.

Multi Stakeholder Engagement

Commit to supporting the operationalisation of an inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach to implementation as set out by the 2030 Agenda.
Call on the Commission to recognise the critical role of active citizenship and global citizen education to achieve sustainable development. Support wide-ranging public awareness campaigns on the 2030 Agenda across the EU in order to educate, build capacity, and engage people of all ages

Financing

Ensure that current financing instruments and financing commitments (including ODA) are being met and are in support of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. While reaching the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals will need all stakeholders, including the private sector on board, there should be clearer recognition of the strengths and limitations of each actor.


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