Artwork for this report was created by Adrian McKerracher
With only ten years remaining to achieve the SDGs, Reading Between the Lines: Accelerated Implementation for Agenda 2030 focuses on key mechanisms and considerations that can accelerate SDG implementation. This report ultimately describes how interlinkages have been understood and utilized by policymakers and practitioners in different sectors and at varying scales across the country. The report will offer concrete examples of transformative principles in action. Each of the report’s seven chapters were researched and written by subject matter experts from across Canada, and it was edited by BCCIC’s Senior Policy Analyst and Gender Specialist, Dr. Zosa De Sas Kropiwnicki-Gruber.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were affirmed in 2015 at the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF). Every year, this Forum has set out to evaluate progress and best practices on the SDGs. In previous years, BCCIC produced a series of reports on “Where Canada Stands” to coincide with each year’s Voluntary National Review (VNR). Now that the SDGs have gone through a review process, this year’s annual SDG report takes a different approach.