Netherlands closer to achieving sustainability goals

The Netherlands has advanced towards most of the 17 sustainability goals to which the government has committed since the previous measurement of progress. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on the latest – second – monitoring of performance on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is also room for improvement, however, as this monitor reveals [note: the translation of this report will be available at a later date]. Focus areas can be identified specifically in environmental and climate protection as well as in energy and inequality. Most notably, the Netherlands has lost its position in the EU’s fast-track group where greenhouse gas intensity is concerned.