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Year of approval of the
SD strategy and updates

The NSDS 2010-2013 was adopted by the French government in July 2010, in the follow up of the National Environment Roundtable.

The NSDS 2003-2008  had been adopted in 2003 and revised in 2006. The revision brought the NSDS in line with the EU SDS key-challenges and objectives.

Type of SD strategy

NSDS covers all three dimension of SD.

Lead ministry/institution in
the SD strategy process


Ministère de l’écologie, du développement durable, et de l'énergie

Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and energy



Link to the SD strategy

La Stratégie Nationale de Développement Durable 2010-2013 (in French)

The French Sustainable Development Strategy (in english)

La estrategia francesa de desarollo sostenible 2010-2013 (in spanish)

Further information about
the SD strategy process

The NSDS web page  (in French)

A booklet web-page on the NSDS : French, English, spanish, portuguese and arabic available.


This Country Profile has been last updated on: Wednesday, 22 May 2013

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