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Indicators show where we are on the path to sustainable development. Goals make the need for action clear and are important for a successful control.

Monitoring: Every four years, a progress report provides the status of sustainable development. It is to be supplemented by a two-yearly indicators report of the Federal Statistical Office, which sets out the development of sustainability indicators.

Regulatory Impact Assessment Sustainability: The - since the beginning of the 17th electoral term - compulsory sustainability examination is important for all legislative and regulatory proposals of the Federal Government. Because it contributes to extract political decisions in Germany from the structural terms of present time. It should be a path to greater intergenerational justice and a sustainable policy. With the monitoring of sustainability, the Federal Government make laws and draft regulations more transparent. Eventually it allows a priority consideration. The monitoring of sustainability is to provide a holistic political discourse in public.