High-level platform urges stronger implementation of SGDs in Europe
The platform brings together a diverse group of experts from academia, NGOs (including WWF), business, civil society, the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Committee of the Regions, to advise the Commission on delivering the SDGs at EU level, and exchange best practices at local, regional, national and EU level.
“Combatting climate change and fostering sustainable development go hand in hand. The recent IPCC report has demonstrated the urgent need to keep global warming below 1.5C, and the SDGs can and must make a fundamental contribution to meeting this target. Climate change and nature loss pose severe risks to both our planet and humankind, and we cannot wait a moment longer for all governments to take action. The EU has a special responsibility to lead the way by fully and systemically implementing all SDGs domestically and to contribute to the global effort,“ said Andrea Kohl, Deputy Director, WWF European Policy Office, and member of the Platform.
The Commission's reflection paper which will be presented soon as part of the "Future of Europe" debate launched by President Juncker.