IUCN actively engaged in the negotiations since the Rio+20 Conference to ensure that the new agenda would promote sustainable development in all its dimensions: a true integration of the environmental, social and economic aspects. Cognizant of the need to ensure policy coherence at the global level, IUCN promoted building upon existing commitments, like the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and called for the inclusion of governance aspects, and for ensuring accountability in its monitoring mechanism.
Implementation: the way forward
With its universal nature, the 2030 Agenda is applicable to all countries of the world and every stakeholder has a role to play to ensure that we truly transform our world by 2030.
IUCN seeks to contribute to the delivery of the SDGs, through its Programme 2017- 2020. IUCN will work directly towards the achievement of the environmental targets within the SDGs while viewing these in the context of achievement of the full suite of SDGs.
IUCN has been engaging in the Inter Agency Expert Group for SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) and a number of its knowledge products are included in the SDG indicators framework as recognition that IUCN holds the necessary credible science to assist governments and other actors in tracking progress towards meeting the SDGs.