Voluntary National Review (VNR) - Brazil 2017
The aim of the present Voluntary National Review is to provide information on the Brazilian preparation process and the strategies for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda as of September 2015. In light of the challenges posed by the new Agenda, the Review highlights the creation of the National Commission for the Sustainable Development Goals, the main institutional governance mechanism for fostering dialogue, engagement and integration of the initiatives carried out by subnational entities and civil society.
In order to draft Chapter 6, several actors were invited to share their experiences regarding the new Agenda. Chapter 8 discusses the results achieved by Brazil in recent years and the efforts of the current government regarding SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14 and 17:
- In the social dimension, progress made towards eradicating poverty and hunger, ensuring healthy lives, and promoting gender equality is presented in the Review.
- In the economic dimension, the Review underscores actions that promote greater fiscal discipline and the expansion of investments in infrastructure, which are among the main challenges faced by the Brazilian government.
- In the environmental realm, it is highlighted that the Brazilian energy mix continues to be one of the cleanest in the world. The diversification of the country’s energy sources and the increase in the proportion of renewable sources, as well as an approach for greater efficiency in the sector, comprise an essential strategy from both the economic and environmental perspectives and directly address the Goals of the 2030 Agenda.
The next steps to be taken as outlined in this Review are aimed at better public administration, ranging from the production of statistics to the implementation of sectorial programs, from governance practice to engaging networks of actors, as well as optimizing public spending.
*Brazil's next Voluntary National Review is scheduled to be published in 2024*