European action for sustainability   

The Commission is setting out a strategic approach for achieving sustainable development in Europe and around the world.

The Communication on the next steps for a sustainable European future explains how the Commission's 10 political priorities contribute to implementing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and how the EU will meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the future.


A second Communication on a renewed partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries proposes building blocks for a new, sustainable phase in EU-ACP relations after the Cotonou Partnership Agreement expires in 2020.


A third Communication on a new European Consensus on development proposes a shared vision and framework for development cooperation, aligning the EU's development policy with the 2030 Agenda.


Simultaneously, Eurostat released the publication ‘Sustainable Development in the European Union - A statistical glance from the viewpoint of the UN Sustainable Development Goals’, providing an overview of the current situation of the EU and its member states in relation to the 17 SDGs.