This VNR of Lithuania presents information on how Lithuania contributes to the implementation of the SDGs. It introduces the process and method of preparation, as well as the national legal framework and institutional implementation mechanisms for sustainable development, the economic, social and environmental aspects of implementation, cooperation with non-governmental organizations and research institutions.
The review contains a detailed description of the implementation of each sustainable development goal with a particular focus on the priority areas distinguished by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania: reducing poverty, social exclusion and income inequality, promoting employment; strengthening public health, increasing the quality of health care and access to health care services; developing innovative economy and smart energy; quality education and development cooperation.
Particular attention is devoted to five sustainable development goals singled out as the thematic goals of the 2018 HLPF: Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all; Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all; Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable; Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, and Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.