This document of Cepei and UN Environment is the result of reviewing the fourteen Voluntary National Reports on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, presented by the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in the years 2016 and 2017.
The analysis focuses on the incorporation of an integrated approach to sustainable development, as well as the environmental dimension, in the process of monitoring and evaluating the Agenda.
The main conclusions showcased that although there is an explicit reference to the need to use the integrated approach, linking the three dimensions of sustainable development, the logic of silos has not been overcome nor is there a true integrating vision. Some countries mention specific approaches that can help in this transition, but their concrete application in terms of planning, participation, implementation and follow-up is still lacking.
Regarding environmental issues, although they are integrated into all the SDGs at the level of formulating their goals, the environmental dimension only appears incipiently in the review of each one of them. An additional effort is necessary to integrate environmental sustainability into all areas of national agendas. As well as reflecting explicitly the efforts that countries are already making for the implementation of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements and the progress in the regional processes in environmental matters.