2030 Agenda initiative
Project title: 2030 Agenda initiative
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Overall term: 2017 to 2018
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was signed in September 2015 by all United Nations member states. It sets 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2030 Agenda reflects all dimensions of sustainable development, addressing society, the environment and the economy. Mexico is making initial progress with implementing the 2030 Agenda: it now has a dedicated department within the Office of the President and has set up a National Council for Sustainable Development. Formulation of a national sustainability strategy is helping to create an efficient sustainability architecture within the country.
A Mexican architecture for sustainable development is established and guides public policies towards implementing the 2030 Agenda.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is working on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to support the office of the President of Mexico (OPR) in implementing the 2030 Agenda in the country. The project focuses on the following fields of action:
- developing an efficient sustainability architecture, in particular by supporting the coordinating role of the President’s office;
- supporting work on devising a Mexican sustainability strategy to implement the 2030 Agenda;
- developing cooperation between state and non-state stakeholders and strengthening interaction between differing policy areas.
The 2030 Agenda department within the OPR coordinates the development and implementation of a sustainability architecture. The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, officially convened the National Council for Sustainable Development in April 2017. Both state and non-state stakeholders are represented on the Council. The project supports effective coordination of the government’s framework for implementing the 2030 Agenda.
The project supports the Mexican Government in developing a national strategy for implementing the SDGs. Its aim is to establish a long-term perspective by ensuring that work to implement the 2030 Agenda can continue in future legislative periods and the principle of sustainable development is firmly embedded. To bundle efforts in relation to 2030 the Agenda with the process of implementing the Paris Climate Agreement, the 2030 Agenda initiative supports interministerial dialogue between the ministries involved.
The 2030 Agenda involves government, the private sector, academia and civil society in the processes of formulation and implementation. The 2030 Agenda initiative is devising a model for participation that will strengthen cooperation between governmental and non-governmental organisations. This will ensure that a range of stakeholders are involved. Work focuses on dialogue formats and surveys involving the civil population. The findings will feed into the sustainability strategy.
An exchange between representatives of the Mexican Government and German institutions has launched a process of reflection on the strategic implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Mexico. In cooperation with the Ibero-American University, dialogue is now under way with the Mexican Government on the wide-ranging changes that are needed to implement the 2030 Agenda. Ministries have submitted proposals setting out a vision and addressing the challenges and actions involved in implementing the 2030 Agenda. These proposals will feed into the initial draft of the sustainability strategy. A comprehensive dialogue with civil society is now under way across the country. In cooperation with the OPR, the Mexican Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) and GIZ’s Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance project, overlaps between the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement have been identified and reflected in an institutional framework. In collaboration with UNEP and the country’s Senate, a forum for dialogue on an integrated approach to implementing the 2030 Agenda has also been held.