Survey: Where does Switzerland stand in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda?
Sustainable development is a task for society as a whole and inextricably links the dimensions of society, environment and economy. The stocktaking 2018-2022 aims at showing this diverse picture. In addition to the Confederation, cantons and municipalities, organisations from academia, private sector and civil society are therefore also being invited to share their contribution to sustainable development in Switzerland. Get involved!
With its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a global reference framework for the three inseparable dimensions of society, the environment and the economy. Switzerland recognises the 2030 Agenda as an important orientation framework for its sustainability policy. The SDGs are a means of setting political goals and shaping opinions for both domestic and foreign policy.
What is it about?
The Federal Council has decided to report every four years on how Switzerland is progressing in implementing the 17 SDGs. This is done in the form of a national report, which is based on a broad stocktaking and is addressed to the Swiss population and the international community. In July 2022, Switzerland will present the report at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) at UN headquarters in New York. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) was commissioned by the Federal Council to edit the national report and is coordinating the internal and external stocktaking.
Why is your contribution important?
Sustainable development is a task for society as a whole. In addition to the three levels of government (Confederation, cantons and municipalities), the contribution of civil society, the private sector and academia is key. By means of pioneering impulses and concrete activities, you all significantly contribute to achieving the SDGs. By effectively bringing together public, private and civil society partners, synergies for sustainable development can be fostered and negative consequences minimised.
What happens to the information?
The information collected from all participants will be published on the new "SDGital2030" website in the summer of 2022, where the public can access it in one to four languages. This stocktaking will also serve as the basis for the national report, to be published by the Federal Council in summer 2022. In future, the stocktaking will be updated every four years and thus reflect Switzerland's progress in implementing the 2030 Agenda.
Does your organisation contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals with its activities? Would you like to comment on the status of implementation of the 2030 Agenda by Switzerland? Then register at SDGital2030@eda.admin.ch and take part in the survey. In this way, your assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda will also be included in the 2018-2022 stocktaking and contribute to the overall picture and diversity of Swiss sustainability policy.