Report Ranks European Countries’ Progress Toward SDGs, Highlights Ongoing Challenges To Achieving Goals
U.N. Dispatch: This is How European Countries Rank in their Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals
Joanne Lu, freelance journalist, discusses findings from the recently released Europe Sustainable Development Goal Report, which ranks European countries’ progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Lu writes, “Even within a wealthy region like the European Union, it turns out that no country is on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and one of the goals in most need of improvement is No Hunger. … These challenges largely reflect the biggest challenges the E.U. faces as a whole: No Hunger, Climate Action, Life Below Water (SDG 14) and Life On Land (SDG 15). The report says that the E.U. performed especially poorly on No Hunger because of high and rising obesity rates, unsustainable diets, and unsustainable agricultural and farming practices…” (12/11).