09 Sep

Nordic countries are in the leading positions in continuing to work towards a sustainable future

The implications of the current global pandemic encompass public health, economics, social stability, politics, and geopolitics. This crisis is unprecedented in severity at least since the influenza epidemic at the end of World War I, and still very uncertain in its trajectory. The world could change markedly. However, if we take the right approach to crisis management, we may learn important positive lessons for the future.

The UN published the Sustainable Development Report, based on performance of all member countries on 17 August 2020.

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Sweden leads in the way of sustainable living

Despite the pandemic, the Nordic countries continue to rank amongst the worlds leaders when it comes to meeting the sustainable development goals. Sweden led every country and achieved the first place in leading the way towards a more sustainable future according to the SDG Index, which follows up on the Sustainable Development Goals in the UN’s 2030 Agenda.  Denmark is only a few points behind in second, with Finland 3rd on the list, while Norway made their way to the 6th spot.

Explore Results

Explore the global data from the Sustainable Development Report 2020 through their interactive map.

About the Sustainable Development Report 2020

The Sustainable Development Report 2020 presents the SDG Index and Dashboards for all UN member states and frames the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in terms of six broad transformations. It was prepared by teams of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung.

Bertelsmann Stiftung

The Bertelsmann Stiftung is one of the largest foundations in Germany. It works to promote social inclusion and is committed to advancing this goal through programs that improve education, shape democracy, advance society, promote health, vitalise culture and strengthen economies. The Bertelsmann Stiftung is a non-partisan, private operating foundation.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilises global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

The full Sustainable Development Report is available here

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