To assess current well-being worldwide by collecting, organizing and computing SDG Indicators as well as Composite Indices
To project SDG Indicators over time up to 2030, assess if and where SDG targets will be met and evaluate costs and benefits of policies fostering sustainability
On September 25-27, 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, structured in 17 SDGs to be achieved worldwide within a global development strategy by 2030. The 17 SDGs cover all spheres related to social and economic development while preserving the environment, thereby formulating pathways to achieve a sustainable World by 2030.
Future development will offer opportunities to improve SDG performances and reduce gaps, but can also raise challenges along this path. APPS project proposes a consistent framework suitable for providing the assessment of future sustainability under:
Reference Scenarios: also labelled as “baseline” scenarios, are based upon historical trends, differentiated assumptions on future patterns in socio-economic drivers, and the absence of new policies for sustainability
Policy Scenarios: compared to the reference scenarios, they will further our understanding of the implications of sustainability policies on SDGs. The main focus will be on Social (poverty and inequality, food and hunger, education) and Environmental Policies (climate and energy, water, land use).