Featured SDGs in the Nordregio webinar series

The Nordic countries are often placed at the top of global rankings on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievement. This is evident in the annual Sustainable Development Report (formerly the SDG Index & Dashboards), which assess countries' progress towards the SDGs. Much of the success stems from long-standing sustainability policies and governance in the Nordic countries – at national and local levels. Still, there are many SDG targets that are difficult to meet also in the Nordic countries, including sustainable consumption and climate targets. Through a series of six webinars, Nordregio facilitated learning and discussions between Nordic municipalities on five featured SDGs plus the issue of monitoring and evaluation. Click on the SDG symbols to find front-runners on each goal who share their successes and remaining challenges in their Agenda 2030 work. Find the webinars and the summary report here.

Fronrunners in the Nordics

This map shows a selection of frontrunner municipalities and regions in the Nordic countries that work strategically with the SDGs. To learn more about each example, visit the Featured SDGs page and click on the featured goals, read our report “Global goals for local priorities“ – or watch our webinar series.