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Sustainable development in the European Union - 2009 monitoring report on the EU sustainable development strategy

Sustainable development in the European Union - 2009 monitoring report on the EU sustainable development strategy

The EU sustainable development strategy, launched by the European Council in Gothenburg in 2001 and renewed in June 2006, aims for the continuous improvement of quality of life for current and future generations. The Eurostat monitoring report, to be published every two years, provides an objective, statistical picture of progress, based on the EU set of sustainable development indicators. Quantitative rules applied consistently across indicators, and visualised through weather symbols, provide a relative assessment of whether Europe is moving in the right direction, and with sufficient haste, given the objectives and targets defined in the strategy. The data presented cover the period from 1990 to 2008 (or the latest year available). The statistics covered illustrate the range of issues relevant for sustainable development, and should contribute to raising awareness of the opportunities and challenges lying ahead.


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Release date: 30/11/2009
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Product Code: KS-78-09-865
Theme: General and regional statistics
Collection: Statistical books