In 2002, Germany adopted its first National Sustainable Development Strategy. From 2004, the Sustainable Development Strategy was revised every four years. Since 2015, the 2030 Agenda with its 17 SDGs has been the basis of the German government’s sustainability policy. In light of the 2030 Agenda, the German government therefore fundamentally revised the sustainability strategy and adopted a new edition of the German Sustainability Strategy (DNS) on January 11, 2017, which was updated on November 7, 2018. The last update of the DNS took place in 2021.

The international organisations (custodian agencies) that are responsible for the respective SDG-indicator publish methodical explanations for the indicator - the so-called global metadata.

Here, national time series that fit the global metadata best as well as their comparability with the global metadata are presented. Please find further methodical and country-specific information in the related national metadata.

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This tab provides relevant information on the SDG indicators - such as the political target, the primary responsible organisation (custodian agency) and a link to the global metadata. The global metadata is provided by the Uited Nations Statistics Division.


Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development

Indicator name

Number of countries with mechanisms in place to enhance policy coherence of sustainable development

Tier category

Tier II

Custodian agency

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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