Back in July the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) launched an inquiry into the domestic implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Unlike their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals, the SDGs are universal and apply to all countries and peoples. The Committee’s inquiry was focused on the delivery and impact of the Goals within the UK.

The EAC’s aims in undertaking this inquiry were to:

  • Establish how the SDGs might be implemented and progress measured in a way which leads to meaningful change within the UK and allows effective scrutiny of the Government’s performance.
  • Consider how it will scrutinise the Government’s performance against the SDGs as part of its wider programme of scrutiny.

The Committee invited submissions on some or all of the following points:

  • Domestic delivery of the SDGs
  • How best to deliver the Goals
  • Measuring and communicating performance

UKSSD submitted evidence to the inquiry which we have now published here. Many thanks to our partners who contributed to the submission.

UKSSD will also be submitting supplementary evidence to the EAC’s inquiry based on discussions held at the UKSSD business roundtable on 21 September 2016.

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UKSSD submits evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry
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