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Time to Reach for the Moon: The EU Needs to Step up Action and Lead the Transformation to Sustainability; Civil Society SDG Monitoring Report
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
[Brussels] | 2020 | 107 p.
Sylvia Beales; George Gelber
Corporate author: 
SDG Watch Europe; Make Europe Sustainable for All; European Environmental Bureau; SOLIDAR
Europe and North America
© SDG Watch Europe, Make Europe Sustainable for All 2020

This report explains why the EU’s SDG reporting creates an illusion of sustainability and makes concrete proposals for meaningful monitoring to become a stronger foundation for transformative policies. The report flags up serious gaps, bringing them to life with 17 individual stories. It also offers 17 solutions, real-life examples of progressive policies, innovative initiatives and truly sustainable business models.


Resource Type: 
Case studies and research papers
Programme reports and evaluations
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Lifelong learning


Sustainable Development Goals; SDGs; Sustainability challenges; COVID-19