Malta in 32nd placing out of 166 countries in index on sustainable development
The SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2020, published by Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Network for Solutions to Sustainable Development, has classified Malta in 32nd placing out of 166 countries, with a total of 76 points (0 is the lowest mark, 100 the highest).
This placing, Government has stated, confirms a guarantee of the Government’s continued commitment to achieving, by 2030, the aims and targets established by the United Nations.
In a reaction to this evaluation, Minister Carmelo Abela remarked that Malta has maintained its good results in regard to SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), and SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth). Meanwhile, there appear to be signs of gradual improvement in the case of all other sustainable development aims, except for SDG 10, 12 and 13.
The Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister remarked that whilst there are signs of continuous improvement, there is need for more work to be undertaken in order to achieve the aims and targets of Agenda 2030. For this reason, the Directorate for Sustainable Development is working on a number of initiatives aimed at simplifying the principles of sustainable development in the Government’s work in general terms.