聯合國在2016 年正式啟動17 項永續發展目標，作為全世界至2023 年的永續發展準則，新竹縣為持續與世界永續發展趨勢接軌，自2021 年完成第一本永續發展自我檢視報告並訂定優先推動項目；今年(2023 年) 整體檢視新竹縣17 項指標各項政策作為，以及短中長期目標達成情形，並加以了解政策不足之處，進而提出精進做法。縣府將依循本報告所訂定之永續發展目標，持續進行各項政策研擬、規劃與執行，並因應國內外情勢變化靈活策略暨滾動式修正，以求施政方針與永續發展緊密扣合，同時善盡地球公民的義務，展現推動永續發展的決心，同心協力共創新竹縣永續榮景。
本報告主要遵循「拚經濟」、「重文教」、「享福利」及「樂安居」四大施政主軸，並落實SDGs「不遺漏任何人」（Leaving No One Behind）的精神。以第一版自願檢視報告為基礎進行討論，依新竹縣推動現況與相關需求進行滾動式檢討與調整，盤點新竹縣政府各局處政策永續發展成果彙整與分析，本報告共收錄了154 項永續政策，74 項利害關係人議合與共融作為，確立69 項新竹縣永續發展短中長期具體目標。
The United Nations officially launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016 as global guidelines for sustainable development until 2023. To align with the worldwide trends of sustainable development, Hsinchu County has been continuously striving for sustainability. In 2021, we completed our first Voluntary Local Review (VLR) on sustainable development, which set priorities for implementation. This year (2023), we conducted a comprehensive review of Hsinchu County's progress on the 17 SDG indicators, policies, and the achievement of short, medium, and long-term goals. Through this review, we identified policy gaps and proposed improvements. Hsinchu county government will continue to formulate, plan, and implement policies based on the sustainable development goals outlined in this report. We will also remain flexible and adapt our strategies to respond to domestic and international changes, ensuring close alignment between policy directions and sustainable development. Moreover, we are committed to fulfilling our responsibilities as global citizens, demonstrating our determination to promote sustainable development, and working together to create a sustainable future for Hsinchu County.
This report primarily follows four major policy development axes in Hsinchu County: "Economic Development," "Cultural and Educational Promotion," "Social Welfare Enhancement," and "Quality Living." It also incorporates the spirit of the SDGs' "Leaving No One Behind" principle. Building upon the first edition of the Voluntary Local Review, discussions were held to review and adjust policies based on the county's current progress and related needs. The report encompasses a compilation and analysis of the sustainable development achievements of various departments and bureaus in the county, including 154sustainable policies, 74 stakeholder consultations and collaborations, and the establishment of 69 specific short, medium, and long-term sustainable development goals for Hsinchu County.
Through reviewing the sustainable development process of Hsinchu County and considering factors such as its natural environment, population, and industries, we recognize the challenges faced in promoting sustainable development among the post-pandemic era, AI digital development, and the transition of net-zero. Whether it involves striking a balance between traditional nature conservation and economic development or urgently addressing and adapting to climate change, we need to develop responsive strategies and seize transformation opportunities. This way, we can meet the needs of the present generation without impairing the well-being of future generations. Leaving no one behind, we will collectively stride towards a sustainable path.