SDGs and Sustainable Development in Italy
Integration, universality and participation: the first steps towards a sustainable future

 

By the year 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals must be fully achieved by all UN countries.

Every nation on the planet is called upon to contribute to making the Earth a better place.

 

As well as analysing its own impact on the various Goals, Lavazza has decided to add an 18th, and even more ambitious goal: Goal Zero.

A programme aimed at engaging its stakeholders in spreading awareness of the Global Goals and the messages that they carry.

GO TO GOAL ZERO

GOAL 1

No poverty

Following the deterioration of circumstances between 2010 and 2014, the situation remains unchanged. Poverty has worsened, in both absolute and relative terms, as has the number of people affected by low work intensity. Nonetheless, the last two years have seen a reduction in the percentage of people who cannot afford to adequately heat their homes.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 2

Zero hunger 

Between 2010 and 2016, the Italian agri-food system improved significantly. Over the last two years, this positive trend has manifested in a decrease in the number of overweight people, an increase in work productivity for agribusinesses, and an expansion in areas of organically-farmed land.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 3

Health and Wellness

The health of Italian people is improving; but, according to the 2018 ASviS (Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development) Report, there are lingering issues related to inequality, prevention culture, disabilities and waste. Between 2010 and 2016 the situation improved significantly, thanks to a fall in mortality rates, road accidents and the percentage of caesarean sections.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 4

Quality education

Compared to 2015, the proportion of those aged between 30 and 34 with a university-level qualification continues to rise, while the rate of early departure from education and training is falling. Despite these improvements, however, Italy remains far below EU standards.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 5

Gender Equality

Measures against gender-based violence are improving, but female participation in decision-making bodies remains very low compared to the EU average. 2016 marked a narrowing of the ratio between employment rates for women with pre-school children, and those for women without children.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 6

Clean water andsanitation

The positive trend evident between 2010 and 2014 seems to be linked to more families feeling comfortable drinking water from their taps, while the subsequent drop-off is caused by a decrease in the efficiency of drinking water distribution networks.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 7

Clean and accessible energy

Worldwide, 1.1 billion people still live without electricity, while 2.8 billion have no access to clean cooking conditions. The percentage of primary energy provided by renewable sources grew from 6–8% in the early 2000s, to just under 20% in 2016.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 8

Decent work and economic growth

Employment rates and per-capita GDP are growing. Over the two-year period, 2014–2016, a gradual recovery can be observed driven by an increase in employment. The employment rate in 2016 was 57.2%.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 9

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Strong growth occurred between 2010 and 2016. The indicators of household broadband diffusion, internet usage, and the rate of knowledge workers as a proportion of the total number in employment are improving significantly. Moreover, the added value of the manufacturing industry is growing.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 10

Reducing inequalities

Between 2010 and 2016, the situation became significantly worse. In Italy, the income gap between the wealthiest 20% and the poorest 20% of the population grew from 5.4 in 2006–2007 to 6.3 in 2016, compared to a European average of 5.2.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 11

Sustainable cities and communities

According to the 2018 ASviS (Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development) Report, despite the deterioration of city-related indicators since 2010, there are nonetheless signs of an upward swing, thanks to improvements in housing and waste management. In Italy, 11.3% of the population was affected by housing deprivation in densely populated areas in 2015, compared to an EU average of 5.2%.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 12

Responsible consumption and production

Environmental awareness in terms of production models and responsible consumption is growing, but more attention must be paid to social aspects. Furthermore, between 2004 and 2016, the rate of waste sorting grew by almost 30 percentage points, from 22.7% to 52.5%.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 13

Climate change action

The Goal 13 composite indicator (total greenhouse gases according to air emissions accounts) was improving up until 2014, largely due to a reduction in emissions caused by the economic crisis, only to worsen slightly over the last two years, hand in hand with GDP recovery. 

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 14

Life below water

Following reviews of ISTAT (Italian National Institute of Statistics) data from July, the trend ascertained by ASviS (Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development) for recent years, confirms a level very close to 2010 values. The leading problem, including in Italy, is overfishing; which affected 88% of fish stocks in 2014.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 15

Life on land

Between 2010 and 2015, the annual loss of forested areas was less than half the 1990 figure, but the loss of biodiversity continues at an alarming rate. In Italy, serious threats persist to terrestrial vertebrates at risk of extinction.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 16

Peace, justice and strong institutions

In Italy, we can observe that the situation in 2016 remained fundamentally unchanged from that of 2010. The years up until 2014 were marked by a downward trend, followed by a considerable improvement as a result of a significant reduction in the average duration of civil proceedings.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

GOAL 17

Partnerships for the goals

Goal 17 experienced significant progress over the three-year period 2014–2016, thanks to the increase in official development aid (ODA) as a percentage of gross national income. In Italy, this Goal remains a distant one, while the Fair Trade Law is still awaiting approval.

Source: processed by ASviS from Istat, ISPRA and Eurostat data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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