The Commission has adopted a comprehensive approach to implementing the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Sustainable development is a priority objective for the EU’s internal and external policies.
Various policies set out the Commission's approach to SDG implementation. These includes the European Green Deal and a new Industrial Strategy for Europe.
The European Green Deal is an initiative to transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy. Its aim is to ensure no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, economic growth decoupled from resource use, and no person or place is left behind.