Reports & Briefings

Coordinated by SDG Watch Europe and launched at the UN High Level Political Forum on the SDGs in July 2019, this report shadows the EU's own assessment of its progress on Agenda 2030 by looking at the negative externalities and spill-over effects of EU policies in developing countries.

Taking Policy Coherence for Development into account means making sure all EU policies are consistent with sustainable development, closely monitoring spill-over effects and setting goals to limit them. The EU's Eurostat SDG reporting does not include externalities and or any indicator on spill-over effects.

This report focuses on some important EU policy areas where there is an urgent need for action. CAN Europe's contribution, Chapter 12: Climate Policies: the case for higher ambition highlights the People's Climate Case's Kenyan Plaintiffs and the use of litigation to push the EU to raise its 2030 climate ambition, which needs to be brought in line 1.5 to support the achievement of sustainable development.

pdf Spotlight Report on Sustainability in Europe: Who is paying the bill? (2.01 MB)

Latest Publications

  • Letter to European Commission on industrial transformation

    CAN Europe calls upon the Commission to build policy frameworks that guarantee economy-wide transformations that meet several environmental objectives.
  • Delays to Balkan energy transition cost more

    ▶️ One Balkan country clocks its first coal-free days,▶️ Another is rushing in the opposite direction, reviving shelved projects for a new coal plant.▶️ 2-speed energy transition in the Western Balkans,▶️ but delaying just transition beyond coal costs more.  Read the latest news and stories from the region's journey beyond coal. Delays to Balkan energy transition cost more Europe Beyond Coal unites civil society groups across our continent in working towards a swift and just transition away from coal-fired electricity and towards sustainable, renewable energy… Go to this presentation here   Read the previous issue: Make-or-Break Time for Balkan Green Agenda 
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