Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030, on the follow-up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Adoption timetable:

  • Exchange of views in ECON on 14 February 2019
  • first discussion and adoption in ECON on 6-7 May 2019
  • final adoption in the Plenary Session on 26-27 June 2019

The ECON Commission held its meeting of 6-7 May in Druskininkai, Lithuania on the invitation of Arnoldas Abramavičius (EPP), member of the Zarasai District Municipal Council and Vice-President of the commission. ECON members adopted unanimously the CoR opinion on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): a basis for a long-term EU strategy for a sustainable Europe by 2030.

The rapporteur and host of the event, Arnoldas Abramavičius, stated that “The unanimous adoption of this opinion highlights the importance ECON members give to their response on the European Commission’s proposals. The sustainable development goals are not just another international framework establishing ambitious goals. The SDGs provide a holistic approach with time-bound and universal objectives aiming at a collective mobilisation of the world community. In this regard, they go beyond setting objectives: with their strong underlying logic of partnership and broad consultation, most SDGs are – themselves – means to contribute to the achievement of other objectives.”

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