35. Greening the economy, as an approach to foster economic progress while ensuring environmental sustainability and social equity, is considered to be a promising avenue towards sustainable development, and has the potential to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
36. The Strategic Framework leverages the substantial body of analysis and policy effort that flowed from the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, and entails an operational agenda that can help countries in their efforts to achieve the commitments made at the Rio+20 Conference and the goals included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Showing links between the Framework’s objectives, focus areas and committed actions by the BIG-E stakeholders on the one hand, and the SDGs and their targets, on the other, provides countries with a clearer picture of possible avenues to advance the green transition while at the same time making progress on the aspects of the 2030 Agenda relevant to their development priorities (see figure 2).
37. Within the Strategic Framework, countries and organizations are invited to attribute their green economy actions under the BIG-E to the relevant SDG targets with a view to simultaneously contribute to the attainment of relevant SDGs and their targets.