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82. Sustainable Development Report 2020

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On June 30, 2020, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Foundation published the Sustainable Development Report 2020, which contains the 2020 SDG indicators and dashboards.





This report covers all 193 member countries of the United Nations and includes an analysis of the status quo for each SDG towards achieving sustainable development goals, as well as its history, projections for 2030 and Covid-19 status. All data presented in the dashboard are based on the publication Sachs et al. (2020): The Sustainable Development Goals and Covid-19. Sustainable Development Report 2020. 

The SDG profile of Japan is on pages 270-271 of the report. Japan got an overall score of 79.2 and regional average score of 77.3 with SDG global ranking of 17 out of 166 countries. The overall score measures a country's total progress towards achieving all 17 SDGs and can be interpreted as a the percentage of SDG achievement. A score of 100 indicates that all SDGs have been achieved.

The report also mentions the following SDG transformations framework to map out possible short-term and long-term government response to Covid-19:

(1)Education, gender and inequality

(2)Good health and well-being

(3)Energy decarbonization and sustainable industry

(4)Sustainable food, land, water and oceans

(5)Sustainable cities and communities

(6)Harnessing the digital revolution for sustainable development



Sachs et al. (2020): The Sustainable Development Goals and Covid-19. Sustainable Development Report 2020. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sachs et al. (2019): Six Transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Sustainability, 2: 805–814.



Contributor: KANAMORI Norihito (Research Strategy Office)

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