Survey launched on Scotland’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress

Image Reused under  Open Government License © Scottish Government

Image Reused under Open Government License © Scottish Government

 

TL;DR

Survey seeks views on a progress report on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals).

 

More Info

  • Scottish Government asking for input into the UK Voluntary National Review (VNR, or ‘the review')

  • VNR is a country-led progress report on implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals).

  • Final date for contributions to UK Voluntary National Review is 27 February 2019.

 
The UN SDGs were launched in 2015 and encompass 17 Goals, each goal with a set of corresponding targets and set of indicators. The aim of the SDGs is to encourage all countries to implement the necessary transformational environmental, economic and social change to achieve peace and prosperity for planet and people.
— Scottish Government https://globalgoals.scot/join-the-conversation-sdgs-scotland/
 

Background

At present, Scotland’s National Performance Framework (NPF) is the government’s main local mechanism through which we are implementing the SDGs.

The UK Government is putting together its Voluntary National Review (VNR) which is working with the Devolved Administrations to gather their input. The VNR is a report into progress on implementing SDGs. (Too many acronyms, I know.) Given that each of the devolved nations has a different approach to implementing the SDGs, Scotland is also exploring the potential for a Scottish Supplementary Review.

In Scotland, a VNR Working Group was set up in September to focus on the VNR . The group was joined by the Scottish Government and CoSLA, and since November has been working to consider how Scotland can contribute to the review and use this as a catalyst to widen involvement.

Thus, a survey has been launched. To support your engagement Scottish Government have made the following materials available at globalgoals.scot

  • A link to the online survey

  • A discussion paper on Scotland’s current performance against the SDGs

  • A communications pack to support them in reaching a wide audience

The survey is open to the public, in particular: those concerned about sustainable development; and relevant civil society groups, academics, businesses and practitioners.

 

Respond

submit your response using the online survey, or by downloading the alternative format online.

Final date for contributions to UK Voluntary National Review is 27 February 2019.

However there is an extended deadline to inform our longer-term discussions and a potential Scottish Supplementary Review is 29 March 2019.

 

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