The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are paving the way for a better and more sustainable future for all.
At the heart of the SDGs is a commitment to ensure that ‘no one is left behind’ in the shift to a sustainable path. The transition to sustainability must be socially fair and inclusive. Yet, for too long the social dimension of sustainability has been largely overlooked.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is currently drafting an opinion that aims to formulate proposals on how to implement the SDGs by addressing social concerns in full synergy with environmental and economic ones.
This public hearing will gather various stakeholders from civil society, businesses, youth, academia, and public institutions to discuss ways to address the interlinkages between social and environmental inequalities in the EU, and to ensure a fair sharing of the costs and benefits of transformation towards a sustainable Europe so that no one is left behind.