Indicator Report 2021 – sustainable development in Berlin

Sustainable Development Goals in Berlin

The current 2021 data report contains 40 chosen indicators of sustainable development. The indicators are each assigned to one of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. From eels to research tasks and traffic noise – the report contains the most varied facts relating to sustainability. This broad scope allows the diversity of the Berlin metropolitan area to be portrayed in a unique way.

For each of the 40 indicators, a data series is shown in as up-to-date a form as possible. Short descriptions and diagrams supplement the information and make it easier to understand. After the reports from 2012 and 2014, the current 2021 stocktaking provides a further solid overview of data for Berlin. In this way, measures for sustainable development in the three dimensions – economy, society, environment – can be identified for the present and future and given more solid form.

The present Indicator Report takes stock of what has been achieved and what still needs to be done. In collaboration with the Office for Statistics Berlin-Brandenburg, the Senate Department for the Environment, Urban Mobility, Consumer Protection and Climate Action (now: Senate Department for Mobility, Transport, Climate Protection and the Environment) provides this report as an important step towards data-based sustainability reporting. The Indicator Report offers a fact-based, scientifically grounded determination of where we are on the road towards sustainability. While taking stock, the Indicator Report also represents a call to arms. We must particularly consider where we can do more and what challenges we need to overcome. Only in this way can we act efficiently.
Over the course of the creation of the Sustainability Strategy for Berlin, there is also a plan to adapt the Indicator Report once again.
The “Indicator Report 2021 – sustainable development in Berlin” is unfortunately only available in German.

Indicator Reports for 2012 and 2014

The Berlin Core Indicator Report on sustainable development was first presented in August 2012. With the second Core Indicator Report of 2014, a process of continuous, data-based sustainability reporting on Berlin was brought under way.
The 2012 and 2014 data reports, “core indicators of the sustainable development of Berlin”, are unfortunately only available in German.

Indicators under the German Sustainable Development Strategy

During the implementation of the goals of Agenda 2030 at a national level, the German Sustainable Development Strategy was updated from the ground up by the Federal Government in 2021. Every other year, the Federal Statistics Office reports in detail on the changes in national sustainability indicators to measure, through “indicator reports”, the progress the German Sustainable Development Strategy has made towards its goals. These contain detailed descriptions of all indicators, their development and status, with further analysis. The Federal Statistics Office also provides the indicators under the German Sustainable Development Strategy on its online platform for sustainable development. These include current statistical data and metadata for Germany’s sustainable development in a prepared, interactive form. In this way, the development of indicators and the degree to which goals have been achieved can be shown over time.

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