Denmark ranked #3 in an international comparison of sustainable development. The annual ranking by the United Nations and the Bertelsmann Stiftung assesses countries’ progress on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals. Denmark has made successful efforts to combat poverty, reduce inequality and make clean and affordable energy widely available. Last week the Government introduced a new plan for the continued work to achieve sustainable development socially, economically and environmentally.
For the first time, Finland has been ranked #1 in the international comparison of sustainable development. Finland has received international praise for how society as a whole participates in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. This past spring, the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development received the international Catalyst 2030 Award for sustainable development. The Commission brings together a broad range of stakeholders from different areas of society.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who also chairs the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development, emphasises that Finland’s first place ranking is the result of long-term work and the contribution of all of Finnish society.
Sweden ranks with Denmark and Finland in the top 3.
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