Australia falls in rankings on progress towards sustainable development goals

Australia is performing worse than most other advanced countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the global SDG Index, which compares different nations’ performance on the goals.

The latest SDG Index shows that Australia is performing relatively well in areas such health and wellbeing and providing good-quality education. But Australia’s results for the environmental goals and climate change are among the worst in the OECD group of advanced nations. The new index ranks Australia as the worst-performing country in the world on climate action (SDG 13). The measure takes into account greenhouse gas emissions within Australia; emissions embodied in the goods we consume; climate change vulnerability; and exported emissions from fossil fuel shipments to other countries.

Find out more behind Australia’s ranking here.

Sonja Duncan