(ANSA) – ROME, SEPTEMBER 28 – Italy is lagging behind on many of the 17 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations 2030 Agenda. The “Goals”, in fact, appear even further away from reaching than they were last year.
This is the picture that emerges from the sixth annual report of Asvis, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, presented on the occasion of the first day of the Sustainable Development Festival. “Dramatic”, reports the study, the impact of the pandemic on the achievement of objectives. Covid-19 has in fact contributed to worsening the situation in Italy, even if, Asvis notes, “the effort made by the EU in the last year has been a positive element”.
In detail, between 2019 and 2020, Italy shows signs of improvement only for three objectives: energy, climate change, peace and justice; it remained stable for three others: hunger, water, innovation; but it has worsened for nine objectives: poverty, health, education, gender equality, employment, inequality, cities, terrestrial biodiversity, cooperation. Looking at how, overall, Italy has moved in the decade 2010-2020, it appears that for five objectives it has gained ground (health, gender equality, energy, innovation, climate change), for five it has remained stable (hunger, education , inequalities, cities, peace and justice) and for five it has worsened (poverty, water, employment, terrestrial biodiversity, cooperation). (HANDLE).