|Year of approval of the
SD strategy and updates
The first NSDS was adopted by the Czech Government in December 2004.
On 11 January 2010, the Czech Government adopted the Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development in the Czech Republic,
however the intended follow-up in the form of implementation plan focusing on
mechanism of policy coordination and coherence wasn’t adopted. Fulfilling of
the Strategic Framework remained only on the voluntary basis (e. g. at
The situation has changed in 2015 when the government decided to update the
Strategic Framework and align it with 2030 Agenda. The main reference document
outlining the national vision of the SDGs in the Czech Republic was adopted by
the Government in 2017 and is entitled the Strategic
Framework Czech Republic 2030 (hereinafter „Czech Republic 2030“). It serves as a tool to implement the SDGs
in to the national context, i.e. as framework for other strategic documents on
national, regional and local levels areas that are decisive for long-term and
sustainable development of the Czech Republic.
In 2018 followed two other important documents
adopted by the Government: Implementation
plan of the Strategic Framework Czech Republic 2030 (hereinafter „Implementation plan“) which includes
277 measures and more than 300 recommendations for fulfilling 97 specific goals
and simultaneously Implementing the 2030
Agenda in the Czech Republic. Implementing
Agenda 2030 assesses the relevance all of 2030 Agenda 169 targets and set
responsibilities for each relevant target in internal and external dimension.
It also defines interlinkages between the 2030 Agenda and the Czech Republic 2030 and sets out the key
(and general) measures for fulfilling of the SDGs in the Czech Republic that
are beyond the Czech Republic 2030 scope.
|Type of SD strategy
The strategic framework defines long-term objectives not only in the
social, environmental and economic pillars of sustainable development, but also
covers governance, global development and regional and urban development. It
sets forth 27 strategic goals and 97 targets aimed at improving people’s
wellbeing, while respecting the principles of sustainable development. The
document serves as an overarching framework for sectoral strategies and is
intended to inspire regional and local strategies. For the adoption of specific
measures are responsible the relevant public administration bodies which are
accompanied by the (voluntary) activities of non-governmental stakeholders.
The division of the Czech Republic 2030 into six thematic clusters (People and Society,
Economy, Resilient Ecosystems, Regions and Municipalities, Global Development
and Good Governance) is based on combination of participation and an expert
analysis, which was carried out in the initial stage of the preparation of the
|Lead ministry/institution in
the SD strategy process
Since 1st April 2018 the Ministry of
the Environment (MoE) is responsible for the
sustainable development agenda. The Sustainable Development Unit at the MoE
coordinates the implementation of the Czech
Republic 2030 at the governmental level and provides also technical and
administrative support to ministries.
The Minister of the Environment chairs the Government Council for Sustainable Development of the
Czech Republic (hereinafter „GCSD“ or “the Council”), the government’s
permanent advisory, initiating and coordinating body for the areas of SD,
strategic management and long-term priorities of the state and is involved in
the process of Agenda 2030 and Czech Republic 2030 implementation.
In 2019 a network of focal points covering all ministries was
established. The aim of this network is to connect persons responsible
for the coordination and communication with the Sustainable Development Unit at
the Ministry of the Environment which is the leading institution in the
sustainable development agenda.
|Link to the SD strategy
Framework Czech Republic 2030
|Further information about
the SD strategy process
The Czech Republic 2030 replaced
the 2010 Strategic Framework for
Sustainable Development in the Czech Republic. Its preparation was
significantly influenced by the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the 17 SDGs in
September 2015 and of the Paris Climate Agreement. The Czech Republic 2030 serves as a basis for evaluating the
development of the Czech Republic and its global responsibility.
Public consultations on the initial proposals started in May 2015. Hundreds
of experts were involved in drafting of the document and it was consulted with
more than a hundred civil, private and academic organizations and institutions.
It involved 6 roundtables, an electronic consultation, a presentation of the draft
in both chambers of the Parliament and discussing at the GCSD. Nine expert
committees of the GCSD provided significant support in this process. The final
version of the Czech Republic 2030 was
adopted by the Government in April 2017, followed by adoption of Implementing the 2030 Agenda in the Czech
Republic document in October 2018. The drafting of the Implementation plan started in February 2017 through a broad
participatory process (consisted from 8 round tables in regions and discussing
in GCSD committees) to ensure the engagement of all relevant actors in the
discussion on its form, then it was also adopted in the fall of 2018.
At the end of 2020, the first evaluation reports,
both on fulfilling of the Strategic
Framework Czech Republic 2030 and the 2030 Agenda implementation in the
Czech Republic, will be available. Based on outcomes of the firts one will be updated the Implementation plan
for the next three years. The Czech Republic 2030 is
going to be updated in 2023.
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