Adopted on September 25, 2015 by the 193 member states of the United Nations (UN) at the Special Summit on Sustainable Development, the 2030 Agenda is a universal program setting 17 goals to enact a plan of action “for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnerships”
France is committed to this agenda in order to build a coherent roadmap, outlining the major transformations to be carried out locally, in Europe and worldwide. During 2018-2019, different stakeholders from various backgrounds, parliamentarians, ministries, companies, associations, local authorities, unions and researchers worked together on this national roadmap to encourage the ecological transition of the economy and society based on the following main lines:
- Providing the means to take action on the international level to achieve the SDGs
The government’s development assistance is one of the means to fight extreme poverty, reduce inequalities, and protect the climate and ecosystems. In this regard, France provides grants and subsidies to a limited number of priority countries in the LDC category, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. To this end, it has developed multiple instruments to support the social, territorial, digital, citizen and energy transitions in developing countries, which are essential for achieving the MDGs.
- Raise awareness among all citizens
By involving civil society, the private sector and citizens, France aims for more inclusive decisions and actions.
- Education and innovation for sustainable development
Although political and financial solutions are still insufficient to achieve the MDGs, changing our lifestyles, production and consumption patterns is vital. Thus, France made education for sustainable development and innovation the core of its development policies.
Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères. (n.d.). Retrieved September 6, 2022, from https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/development-assistance/the-international-development-agenda/article/2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-how-is-france-doing-may-2017
FRANCE’S ROAD MAP FOR THE 2030 AGENDA. (2022, June 28). Retrieved September 6, 2022, from https://www.agenda-2030.fr/feuille-de-route-de-la-france-pour-l-agenda-2030/documents-a-telecharger/article/telecharger-la-feuille-de-route