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The commitment of Italy for the 2030 Agenda

Verantwortlicher Autor: Carlo Marino Rome , 08.02.2020, 12:20 Uhr
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Rome [ENA] On 7 February 2020 at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has taken place the event “The commitment of Italy and the international community for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development"organized by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS). In occasion of this event the English version of ASVIS Report 2019 was presented

(, dedicated to the advancement of Italy and Europe towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) . The European Union recently put the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and the achievement of its 17 Sustainable development goals at the core of its strategy. With only eleven years left to achieve the Goals set by the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations, signed by 193 countries including Italy, there is a need for deep changes in public policies at the national and European levels, in business strategies and in individual behaviours. The urgency derives also from the fact that 21 of the 169 Targets of the Sustainable Development Goals expire in 2020,

and Italy is not on a course to achieve these. The indicators elaborated by ASviS show the evolution of the European Union and Italy towards the 17 SDGs. From 2016 to 2017, the Eu showed some improvements for ten Goals, a drastic setback for one, while for five the situation remained fundamentally unchanged. However, significant inequalities in the results achieved by individual European countries persist. In Italy, from 2016 to 2017 it’s possible to see improvements for nine Goals, a substantial stability for two and a worsening situation for the remaining six.

ASviS regularly monitors the progress of European countries towards the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals through the selection of over 70 elementary indicators and their aggregation into 16 composite indicators. In this report, ASviS presented the composite indicators to measure the performance of the European Union and of its individual countries with respect to the SDGs over the years 2010-2017. This analysis is based on the most recent SDG indicators published by Eurostat and allows an assessment of progress and a comparison of the relative performance of all European countries with respect to the EU average . On the basis of these indicators, between 2010 and 2017, the European Union, the world’s most advanced area

in terms of the Sustainable Development Goals, showed signs of improvement for nine of the 17 Goals (3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13 and 14), and significant deterioration for two (15 and 17), while for the other five (1, 2, 9, 10 and 16) the situation was largely unchanged. Between 2016 and 2017, improvements were noted for two thirds of the Goals, namely 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 14 and 16. Goals 7, 9, 12, 13 and 17 were largely stable, while Goal 15 worsened. For most of the Goals, these aggregated results conceal significant disparities in terms of member states’ relative performance. An in-depth analysis of the performances of the 28 countries was therefore carried out. The composite indicators were developed using the Adjusted

Mazziotta-Pareto Index (AMPI) method, which was also adopted by the Italian Statistical Institute (Istat) to develop the composite indicators for the Equitable and Sustainable Wellbeing (BES) framework. In particular, a composite indicator was developed for 16 out of the 17 SDGs, while for Goal 6 it was impossible to develop one due the lack of data. The European figure for 2010 represents the reference value (equal to 100), while the evolution of the indicators shows the improvement (if the value rises) or the deterioration (if it falls) of the situation compared to the value for 2010. Note that if a country-specific composite indicator shows improvement, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the country is on a path that will allow it

to meet the Goals by 2030, but that the country is moving in the right direction. The same happens for the EU indicators, built as averages of national indicators. Therefore, the EU indicators do not take into account the “no one left behind” principle, as they do not reflect the distribution (i.e. aspects relating to inequalities) of the phenomenon.

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