August 18, 2020 — an insightful professional article on the implementation of SDGs in Croatia titled “The Development of a Transformative System in Croatia as a Precondition for Meeting Sustainable Development Goals” was published recently in the Croatian professional magazine “Social Ecology”. The article was written by Miljenko Cimeša and Andreja Pavlović, who is the Head of our Department of Nature Protection and Landscape Architecture.
The article examines Croatia’s readiness to implement sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the authors’ research confirmed that the country is not yet ready for it. Their preliminary assessment reveals the absence of a commonly accepted vision of society as well as the lack of prosocial behavior in all segments and at all levels of the society, concluding that the implementation of SDGs in Croatia requires transformative social changes and is a moral obligation of the present generation of leaders to future generations.
Sustainable development goals (SDGs) are 17 goals adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
Oikon contributes to the protection of nature and environment, for present and future generations, and fosters necessary transformations towards a more sustainable and resilient society. The article is one of the ways Oikon encourages discussion about SDGs implementation in Croatia.