Sustainable Future – A Framework for Sustainable Development for Ireland
(OSF) was published in June 2012. The OSF was adopted by the Irish Government
in 2012 as part of Irelands input into the Rio+20 Summit in 2012.
The OSF takes account of developments at international and EU level designed to
deliver an effective transition to an innovative, low carbon and resource
efficient future. If was developed focusing on identifying key gaps where
progress since 1997 has been limited and setting out a range of measures to
address the outstanding challenges.
The original NSDS was adopted by the Irish Government in 1997. For the World
Summit on SD in 2002, Ireland published “Making Ireland’s Development
Sustainable - Review, Assessment and Further Action”.
Type of SD strategy
OSF covers all three dimensions of SD plus
Lead ministry/institution in
the SD strategy process