The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers to all – developed and developing - the chance of pulling together our resources in order to respond to the concerns of our citizens. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their targets will continue to guide and stir our efforts to achieve even more progress. As SDGs are interconnected, their implementation should generate a domino effect that allows good governance to empower people; that helps create peaceful, prosperous and inclusive societies; that allows better educated and healthier children to unlock the potential of our societies towards a different, more sustainable production and consumption mode. Environmental sustainability is fundamental to ensuring the sustainable prosperity and well-being of all people within planetary boundaries. It must unlock the drivers of the green economy, make our economies and lifestyles more equitable and sustainable and more effective in reducing poverty. The agenda must lead to a transition towards sustainable consumption and production patterns which also fosters resource efficiency and prevents and minimises pollution, including through sustainable management of chemicals and waste. The EU will work closely with partners to implement 2030 Agenda both internally and in our external relations.