Furthering economic and social development while ensuring that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
This is the generally accepted definition of “sustainable development”, which refers to the concept of compatibility between development of economic activities and environmental protection.
As early as 1992, at the World Summit held in Rio, the groundwork had been laid for the political implementation of sustainable development and the Agenda 21, the action plan for the 21st century, presented. In 2012, during the Rio + 20 Conference, commitments towards sustainable development have been renewed and the necessary steps defined in the document “The Future We Want”.
On 25 September 2015, in continuity with the Millennium Development Goals, the UN-Assembly General adopted the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, where guidelines for international activities for the following 15 years are defined.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals included in the 2030 Agenda represent the global action plan of the United Nations to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
In 2020 Istat presented the third of the Report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).