Indicator status - Overview

In the overview table, the ratings of the indicators are given according to the status of the previous years. This shows whether the weather symbol for an indicator has been stable or rather volatile in the past years.
The basis for the assessments presented here is the data as published in the 2022 indicator report. The data on this platform is updated regularly, so that more current data may be available online than published in the indicator report.

Indicators with multiple targets
For indicators with multiple targets to be met over time (e.g., indicator 7.1.b), the ratings for meeting each target are provided. The same applies to indicators with multiple targets to be met simultaneously (e.g., indicator 10.1).

Indicators with target changes
In addition to the currently valid goals of the federal government, the goals are presented that were valid in the past but have been changed in the meantime.

In grayed out form, all weather icons are displayed for destinations that are currently not valid, because
• the target has been changed in the past,
• a goal closer in time must be fulfilled first, or
• the target is only one of several targets to be fulfilled at the same time.


No poverty - Goal 1

Indicator

1.1.a Material deprivation

Year

Target
Keep the proportion of persons who are materially deprived considerably below the EU-27-level by 2030
Status
Note
The "Life in Europe" survey (EU-SILC), which was previously conducted separately, was integrated into the microcensus as a sub-sample in 2020. Due to the change from a voluntary survey to a survey requiring information in part, combined with a new sample composition, it is not possible to compare the data of the survey year 2020 with previous years to evaluate the development of the indicators in these years (break in time series).

Indicator

1.1.b Severe material deprivation

Year

Target
Keep the proportion of persons who are severely materially deprived considerably below the EU-27-level by 2030
Status
Note
The "Life in Europe" survey (EU-SILC), which was previously conducted separately, was integrated into the microcensus as a sub-sample in 2020. Due to the change from a voluntary survey to a survey requiring information in part, combined with a new sample composition, it is not possible to compare the data of the survey year 2020 with previous years to evaluate the development of the indicators in these years (break in time series).

Zero hunger - Goal 2

Indicator

2.1.a Nitrogen surplus in agriculture

Year

Target
Reduction of the nitrogen surpluses of the overall balance for Germany to 70 kilograms per hectare of utilised agricultural area on an annual average between 2028 and 2032
Status

Indicator

2.1.b Organic farming

Year

Target
(after changing target in 2022)
Increase the proportion of organically farmed agricultural land to 30 % by 2030
Status
Note
The target value of the indicator was adjusted to the agreements in the coalition agreement in the Policy Decision 2022 concerning the German Sustainable Development Strategy. Since this resolution came into force, the revised target (30 % by 2030) has applied to the indicator.
Target
(valid until 2022)
Increase the proportion of organically farmed agricultural land to 20 % by 2030
Status
Note
The target year of the indicator was defined in accordance to the coalition agreement as part of the update of the German Sustainable Development Strategy 2018. Since this resolution came into force, the revised target (20 % by 2030) had applied to the indicator. It was adjusted again as part of the Policy Decision 2022 concerning the German Sustainable Development Strategy.

Indicator

2.2 Support for good governance in attaining appropriate nutrition world-wide

Target
Funds disbursed for the application of the guidelines and recommendations of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to be increased appropriately as a percentage of total spending on food security by 2030
Status
No assessment possible

Good health and well-being - Goal 3

Indicator

3.1.a Premature mortality (women)

Year

Target
To be reduced to 100 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants (women) by 2030
Status

Indicator

3.1.b Premature mortality (men)

Year

Target
To be reduced to 190 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants (men) by 2030
Status

Indicator

3.1.c Smoking rate among adolescents

Year

Target
Reduction to 7 % by 2030
Status

Indicator

3.1.d Smoking rate among adults

Year

Target
Reduction to 19 % by 2030
Status
No assessment possible

Indicator

3.1.e Obesity rate among children and adolescents

Target
Increase to be permanently halted
Status
No assessment possible

Indicator

3.1.f Obesity rate among adults

Year

Target
Increase to be permanently halted
Status
No assessment possible

Indicator

3.2.a Emissions of air pollutants

Year

Target
Reduction of emissions to 55 % of 2005 level (unweighted average of the five pollutants) by 2030
Status

Indicator

3.2.b Share of the population with excessive exposure to PM₁₀

Year

Target
WHO particulate matter guideline value of 20 micrograms/cubic metre for PM₁₀ to be adhered to as widely as possible by 2030
Status

Indicator

3.3 Germany’s contribution to global pandemic prevention and response

Year

Target
Expenditure to be increased by 2030
Status
No assessment possible

Quality education - Goal 4

Indicator

4.1.a Early school leavers

Year

Target
(after changing target in 2021)
Reduce the proportion to 9.5 % by 2030
Status
Note
The target value and year of the indicator were adjusted as part of the update of the German Sustainable Development Strategy 2021. Since this resolution came into force, the revised target (9.5 % by 2030) has applied to the indicator.
Target
(valid until 2021)
Reduce the proportion to 10 % by 2020
Status
Assessment ended

Indicator

4.1.b Persons with an academic or higher vocational qualification (30 to 34-year-olds with a tertiary or post-secondary non-tertiary level of education)

Year

Target
(after changing target in 2021)
Increase the proportion to 55 % by 2030
Status
Note
The target value and year of the indicator were adjusted as part of the update of the German Sustainable Development Strategy 2021. Since this resolution came into force, the revised target (55 % by 2030) has applied to the indicator.
Target
(valid until 2021)
Increase the proportion to 24 % by 2020
Status
Assessment ended

Indicator

4.2.a All-day care provision for 0 to 2-year-old children

Year

Target
Increase to 35 % by 2030
Status

Indicator

4.2.b All-day care provision for 3 to 5-year-old children

Year

Target
Increase to 60 % by 2020
Status
Assessment ended
Note
Omission of 2020 target due to expiration of time.
Target
Increase to 70 % by 2030
Status

Gender equality - Goal 5

Indicator

5.1.a Gender pay gap

Year

Target
Reduce the gap to 10 % by 2020
Status
Assessment ended
Note
Omission of 2020 target due to expiration of time.
Target
Maintaining the gap of a maximum of 10 % until 2030
Status

Indicator

5.1.b Women in management positions in business

Year

Target
30 % women on supervisory boards of listed and fully co-determined companies by 2030
Status
No assessment possible

Indicator

5.1.c Women in management positions in the federal civil service

Year

Target
Equal-opportunity participation of women and men in civil service management positions by 2025
Status

Indicator

5.1.d Proportion of fathers receiving parental allowance

Year

Target
65 % by 2030
Status

Indicator

5.1.e Vocational qualifications of women and girls through German development assistance

Target
To be increased gradually by a third by 2030 compared to 2015 as the base year
Status
No assessment possible

Clean water and sanitation - Goal 6

Indicator

6.1.a Phosphorous in flowing waters

Year

Target
Not exceeding benchmark values for specific types of water bodies at all monitoring points by 2030
Status

Indicator

6.1.b Nitrate in groundwater

Year

Target
Compliance with the nitrate threshold value of 50 mg/l at all monitoring points by 2030
Status

Indicator

6.2 Number of people gaining first-time or upgraded access to drinking water or sanitation owing to German support

Year

Target
(valid until 2019)
10 million people per year by 2030
Status
No assessment possible
Note
The indicator and the target value were adjusted and differentiated as 6.2.a – Access to drinking water and 6.2.b – Access to sanitation as part of the update of the German Sustainable Development Strategy 2021. Since this resolution came into force, the revised targets (6.2.a: 6 million people per year by 2030; 6.2.b: 4 million people per year by 2030) have applied to the indicator.

Indicator

6.2.a Number of people gaining first-time or upgraded access to drinking water owing to German support

Target
6 million people per year by 2030
Status
No assessment possible

Indicator

6.2.b Number of people gaining first-time or improved access to sanitation owing to German support

Target
4 million people per year by 2030
Status
No assessment possible

Affordable and clean energy - Goal 7

Indicator

7.1.a Final energy productivity

Year

Target
Increase by 2.1 % per year from 2008 to 2050
Status

Indicator

7.1.b Primary energy consumption

Year

Target
Reduction by 20 % by 2020 compared to 2008
Status
Assessment ended
Note
Omission of 2020 target due to expiration of time.
Target
Reduction by 30 % by 2030 compared to 2008
Status
Target
Reduction by 50 % by 2050 compared to 2008
Status

Indicator

7.2.a Share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption

Year

Target
Increase to 18 % by 2020
Status
Assessment ended
Note
Omission of 2020 target due to expiration of time.
Target
Increase to 30 % by 2030
Status
Target
Increase to 45 % by 2040
Status
Target
Increase to 60 % by 2050
Status

Indicator

7.2.b Share of electricity from renewable energy sources in gross electricity consumption

Year

Target
Increase to at least 35 % by 2020
Status
Assessment ended
Note
Omission of 2020 target due to expiration of time.
Target
(after changing target in 2022)
Increase to at least 80 % by 2030
Status
Note
The target value of the indicator was adjusted to the agreements in the coalition agreement in the Policy Decision 2022 concerning the German Sustainable Development Strategy. Since this resolution came into force, the revised target (80 % by 2030) has applied to the indicator.
Target
(valid until 2022)
Increase to at least 65% by 2030
Status
Note
The target value and year of the indicator were adjusted as part of the update of the German Sustainable Development Strategy 2021. Since this resolution came into force, the revised target (65 % by 2030) has applied to the indicator. It was adjusted again as part of the Policy Decision 2022 concerning the German Sustainable Development Strategy.
Target
(valid until 2022)
Greenhouse gas neutrality of electricity generated and consumed in Germany by 2050
Status
Target
(valid until 2021)
Increase to at least 50 % by 2030
Status
Target
(valid until 2021)
Increase to at least 65 % by 2040
Status
Target
(valid until 2021)
Increase to at least 80 % by 2050
Status

Decent jobs and economic growth - Goal 8

Indicator

8.1 Raw material input productivity

Year

Target
Trend of the years 2000–2010 to be maintained until 2030
Status

Indicator

8.2.a Government deficit

Year

Target
Annual government deficit less than 3 % of GDP, to be maintained until 2030
Status

Indicator

8.2.b Structural deficit

Year

Target
Structurally balanced government budget, general government structural deficit must not exceed 0.5 % of GDP, to be maintained until 2030
Status

Indicator

8.2.c Government debt

Year

Target
Ratio of government debt to GDP must not exceed 60 %, to be maintained until 2030
Status

Indicator

8.3 Gross fixed capital formation in relation to GDP

Year

Target
Appropriate development of the ratio, to be maintained until 2030
Status

Indicator

8.4 Gross domestic product per capita

Year

Target
Steady and appropriate economic growth
Status

Indicator

8.5.a Employment rate (20 to 64-year-olds)

Year

Target
Increase to 78 % by 2030
Status

Indicator

8.5.b Employment rate (60 to 64-year-olds)

Year

Target
Increase to 60 % by 2030
Status

Indicator

8.6 Members of the Textile Partnership

Year

Target
Significantly increase by 2030
Status
No assessment possible

Industry, innovation and infrastructure - Goal 9

Indicator

9.1.a Private and public expenditure on research and development

Year

Target
(after changing target in 2018)
At least 3.5 % of GDP per year by 2025
Status
Note
The target value of the indicator was adjusted as part of the update of the German Sustainable Development Strategy 2018. Since this resolution came into force, the revised target (3.5 % by 2025) has applied to the indicator.
Target
(valid until 2018)
At least 3 % of GDP per year by 2030
Status

Indicator

9.1.b Roll-out of broadband – Share of households with access to gigabit broadband services

Target
Universal gigabit network Roll-out by 2025
Status
No assessment possible

Reduced inequalities - Goal 10

Indicator

10.1 Foreign school graduates

Year

Target
Increase the proportion of foreign school leavers with a least a secondary general school certificate and bring into line with that of German school leavers by 2030
Status
Target
Increase the proportion of foreign school leavers with a least a secondary general school certificate
Status
Target
Bring the proportion of foreign school leavers with a least a secondary general school certificate into line with that of German school leavers by 2030
Status
Note
The two targets of "increasing the proportion of foreign school leavers with at least a secondary school leaving certificate" and "aligning the proportion with the proportion of German school leavers" are to be met in parallel, so that for the overall evaluation of the indicator the individual evaluations are combined by adopting the "worse" weather symbol in each case.

Indicator

10.2 Gini coefficient of income after social transfers

Year

Target
Gini coefficient of income after social transfers to be below the EU-27 figure by 2030
Status
Note
The "Life in Europe" survey (EU-SILC), which was previously conducted separately, was integrated into the microcensus as a sub-sample in 2020. Due to the change from a voluntary survey to a survey requiring information in part, combined with a new sample composition, it is not possible to compare the data of the survey year 2020 with previous years to evaluate the development of the indicators in these years (break in time series).

Sustainable cities & communities - Goal 11

Indicator

11.1.a Expansion of settlement and transport area

Year

Target
Reduction to under 30 ha on average per day by 2030
Status

Indicator

11.1.b Loss of open space area

Year

Target
Reduce the loss of per capita open space area
Status

Indicator

11.1.c Density of settlements

Year

Target
No reduction in density of settlements
Status

Indicator

11.2.a Final energy consumption in goods transport

Year

Target
Reduction by 15–20 % by 2030
Status

Indicator

11.2.b Final energy consumption in passenger transport

Year

Target
Reduction by 15–20 % by 2030
Status

Indicator

11.2.c Accessibility of medium-sized and large cities by public transport

Target
Reduction of average travel time by public transport
Status
No assessment possible

Indicator

11.3 Housing cost overload

Year

Target
Reduce the proportion of people who are overburdened to 13 % by 2030
Status
Note
The "Life in Europe" survey (EU-SILC), which was previously conducted separately, was integrated into the microcensus as a sub-sample in 2020. Due to the change from a voluntary survey to a survey requiring information in part, combined with a new sample composition, it is not possible to compare the data of the survey year 2020 with previous years to evaluate the development of the indicators in these years (break in time series).

Indicator

11.4 Number of objects in the German Digital Library

Year

Target
Increase in the number of objects in the network of the German Digital Library to 50 million by 2030
Status

Responsible consumption and production - Goal 12

Indicator

12.1.a Market share of products certified by publicly managed eco-labelling schemes

Year

Target
Increase the market share to 34 % by 2030
Status
No assessment possible

Indicator

12.1.ba Global environmental impact by private household consumption – use of raw materials

Year

Target
Steady reduction
Status
No assessment possible

Indicator

12.1.bb Global environmental impact by private household consumption – energy consumption

Year

Target
Steady reduction
Status
No assessment possible
Assessment will be carried out later

Indicator

12.1.bc Global environmental impact by private household consumption – CO₂ emissions

Year

Target
Steady reduction
Status
No assessment possible
Assessment will be carried out later

Indicator

12.2 EMAS eco-management

Year

Target
5,000 locations of organisation by 2030
Status

Indicator

12.3.a Paper bearing the Blue Angel label as a proportion of the total paper consumption of the direct federal administration

Year

Target
Increase the proportion to 95 % by 2020
Status
No assessment possible

Indicator

12.3.b CO₂ emissions of commercially available vehicles in the public sector

Year

Target
Significantly reduce
Status
No assessment possible

Climate action - Goal 13

Indicator

13.1.a Greenhouse gas emissions

Year

Target
Reduce by at least 40 % by 2020
Status
Assessment ended
Note
Omission of 2020 target due to expiration of time.
Target
(after changing target in 2022)
Reduce by at least 65 % by 2030
Status
Target
(after changing target in 2022)
Reduce by at least 88 % by 2040
Status
Target
(after changing target in 2022)
Greenhouse gas neutrality to be achieved by 2045
Status
Note
The target values and years of the indicator were adjusted to the agreements in the coalition agreement in the Policy Decision 2022 concerning the German Sustainable Development Strategy. Since this resolution came into force, the revised targets (65 % by 2030, 88 % by 2040, Greenhouse-gas neutrality by 2045) have applied to the indicator.
Target
(valid until 2022)
Reduce by at least 55 % by 2030
Status
Target
(valid until 2022)
Greenhouse gas neutrality to be achieved by 2050
Status
Note
The target of the indicator was adjusted as part of the update of the German Sustainable Development Strategy 2021. Since this resolution came into force, the revised target (Greenhouse-gas neutrality) had applied to the indicator. It was adjusted again as part of the Policy Decision 2022 concerning the German Sustainable Development Strategy.
Target
(valid until 2021)
Reduce by at least 70 % by 2040
Status
Target
(valid until 2021)
Reduce by at least 80 % to 95 % by 2050
Status

Indicator

13.1.b International climate finance for the reduction of greenhouse gases and adaptation to climate change

Year

Target
Double finance by 2020 compared to 2014
Status
Assessment ended
Note
A doubling of international climate finance from 2014 corresponds to an increase to 4 billion euro.
Target
(after changing target in 2022)
Increase international climate finance to at least 6 billion euros by 2025 at the latest.
Status
Note
The target value and year of the indicator were adjusted to the agreements in the coalition agreement in the Policy Decision 2022 concerning the German Sustainable Development Strategy. Since this resolution came into force, the revised target (6 billion euros by 2025 at the latest) has applied to the indicator.

Life below water - Goal 14

Indicator

14.1.aa Nitrogen input via the inflows into the Baltic Sea

Year

Target
Adherence to good quality in accordance with the Ordinance on the Protection of Surface Waters (Oberflächengewässerver-ordnung) (annual averages for total nitro-gen in rivers flowing into the Baltic may not exceed 2.6 mg/l)
Status

Indicator

14.1.ab Nitrogen input via the inflows into the North Sea

Year