High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development focuses on COVID-19 recovery and 2030 Agenda implementation

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will review progress on clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, industry and innovation, sustainable cities and communities, and partnerships for the goals.

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The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will take place from 10-19 July in New York City. This year’s theme is ‘Accelerating the recovery from COVID-19 and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda.’ The forum will provide in-depth reviews of sustainable development goals, particularly SDG 6 – Clean water and sanitation, SDG 7- Affordable and clean energy, SDG 9 – Industry and innovation, SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities, and SDG 17 – Partnerships for the goals.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and partner organisations are hosting two official side sessions during the HLPF, which will be available online. These sessions will address enhancing policy for sustainable development through transparency and addressing the SDG environmental data gap for water through corporate sustainability disclosure. The discussions will focus on the need to scale up water-related transparency and disclosures, the role of quality private sector reporting in achieving SDG 6, and how water disclosure data can raise ambition and drive change.