On 10 March 2021, the Federal Government adopted the new edition of the German Sustainable Development Strategy and
set itself 72 goals to make Germany more sustainable in the future. Six new indicators were added in the areas of
health, equality, infrastructure, cultural heritage and soil protection. In addition, the targets and methodology for
ten existing indicators were further developed.
In 2016, following the adoption of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, the Federal Government revised the German Sustainable Development Strategy and adopted a new version on 11 January 2017. This revision represents the most comprehensive further development of the strategy since its conception in 2002. The "New Edition of the German Sustainable Development Strategy" is the main framework for the national implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Federal Statistical Office has been commissioned by the Federal Government to analyse and monitor the sustainability strategy since 2006. It compiles the indicators that measure the achievement of the goals in the individual thematic areas and publishes so-called indicator reports every two years.
Feasibility study on the presentation of the indicators of the German Sustainable Development Strategy by federal states (only available in German)
In addition to the federal government, the majority of the German states have their own Sustainable Development Strategies. Some state governments have already aligned these with the 17 global sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda; in other states, there are efforts to adapt or develop a state-specific Sustainable Development Strategy.
The heads of the state and senate chancelleries of the Federation and the Länder (CdS) have decided to develop uniform indicators and evaluation standards for the Federal Government and the Länder for monitoring the success of the DNS. The Federal Statistical Office was asked by the Bund Länder Erfahrungsaustausch Nachhaltigkeit (BLE NH) - a body of the federal and state departments responsible for sustainability - to provide an overview for presenting the indicators of the DNS by federal state. The feasibility study presented here corresponds to the advanced overview.
Publication of selected indicators by territorial status: New Länder with Berlin, New Länder without Berlin, Former Federal Territory.
2022Indicator Report 2022 - Only available in German.
Data to the Indicator Report 2022 - The publication has been discontinued. The information is now available online on this
platform at the respective indicators under the tab "Additional information".
2021Indicator Report 2021
Data to the Indicator Report 2021
2018Indicator Report 2018
Data to the Indicator Report 2018
2016Indicator Report 2016
Data to the Indicator Report 2016
2014Indicator Report 2014
Data to the Indicator Report 2014
2012Indicator Report 2012
Data to the Indicator Report 2012
2010Indicator Report 2010
Data to the Indicator Report 2010
2008Indicator Report 2008
Data to the Indicator Report 2008