What's next for the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets form the frame of reference for German, European and international sustainability policy, Germany's development cooperation with partner countries, and its engagement at the multilateral and global level. However, the implementation of the 2030 Agenda has overall been rather unsatisfactory so far. On the one hand, current analyses observe considerable progress in some areas. On the other hand, they highlight the need to step up efforts and initiate a follow-up process, as many SDGs will most likely not be achieved by 2030, and not only since the setbacks associated with the Corona pandemic.

But even before the Corona pandemic, the achievement of many SDGs was nevertheless considered unlikely in light of current trends. In case of some key SDGs, development stagnated or declined. In the wake of the Corona pandemic, the outlook for an achievement of SDGs has further deteriorated, in some cases dramatically. Against this backdrop, adelphi is preparing two studies. In the first study, adelphi develops a communication strategy for a more ambitious and accelerated implementation of the 2030 Agenda and derives recommendations on how the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) can successfully implement the strategy. In the second study, adelphi develops scenarios and recommendations on how the BMUV can prepare and shape politically, substantively and procedurally the national and international process for the time after the 2030 Agenda under different international framework conditions.