|Year of approval of the
SD strategy and updates
The Government of Montenegro
adopted the National Strategy for Sustainable Development (NSSD) in April 2007,
together with a corresponding Action Plan (AP) for the period of 2007-2012.
Since then, the Government adopted
five annual reports on the NSSD implementation:
First Annual Report in October
Second Annual Report in December
Third Annual Report in October
Forth Annual Report in Jun 2012,
Fifth Annual Report in July 2013.
All the reports have been prepared
by the Direction for Mediterranean Affairs in the Ministry of Sustainable
Development and Tourism (formerly the Office for Sustainable Development -
National Strategy on Sustainable Development
until 2030 has been adopted by the Government of Montenegro in July 2016.
|Type of SD strategy
The National Strategy for
Sustainable Development of Montenegro by 2030 (NSSD) is umbrella, horizontal
and long-term development strategy of Montenegro that relates not only to
environment and economics, but also to human resources and social capital that
should ensure prosperous development. Positioned in such a way, this strategy
gives answers to: identified unsustainable development trends; incompatible
sectoral policies both between themselves and with the
NSSD, and also with environmental
protection policy; institutional framework that is not compatible with
necessities to implement sustainable development policies and with requirements
of good governance; incompatibility of the system of public finance with the
need for horizontal and vertical positioning of sustainable development
priorities within national strategy policies, plans and programs, respectively
incompatibility of actual actions with expressed political support and official
decisions regarding sustainable development of Montenegro.
With the new NSSD the policy of
sustainable development of Montenegro is being improved by establishing a
comprehensive framework for national response to challenges that are being met
on the way toward sustainable development of Montenegrin society until 2030,
whilst taking into consideration implementation results of previous NSSD and
requirements in the process of accession of Montenegro to the European Union.
In this context, the new NSSD is at the same time setting the platform for
transferring global goals and tasks defined by the UN Agenda 2030 into national
frameworks. NSSD represents national answer to all 17 SDGs and 169 targets.
Drafting process of the NSSD by
2030 uses positive experiences from global and European processes as well as
those from the Mediterranean region, and it is also based on the principles and
recommendations of the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21, as well as of Declaration
and implementation plan from Johannesburg. The NSSD also relies on the United
Nations Millennium Declaration and on results of implementation of MDGs.
Thereby it remains consistent with widely adopted definition of sustainable
development from the Brundtland report, where the meaning of sustainable
development is defined as “development which meets the needs of current
generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet
their own needs”.
|Lead ministry/institution in
the SD strategy process
The Direction for Mediterranean
Affairs in the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism (formerly the
Office for Sustainable Development) oversees the process of monitoring the
implementation of the NSSD.
The National Council for
Sustainable Development, Climate Changes and Integrated Coastal Zone Management
(NCSDCCICZM) of Montenegro deliberates the reports on the NSSD implementation
and gives final recommendations before the reports are sent to the Government
|Link to the SD strategy
First annual report on implementation of NSSD: http://www.kor.gov.me/en/sections/national-strategy-for-sustainable-development/92861/177457.html
Second annual report on implementation of NSSD: http://www.kor.gov.me/en/sections/national-strategy-for-sustainable-development/97436/Second-Annual-Report-on-the-Implementation-of-NSSD.html
Third annual report on implementation of NSSD:
Forth annual report on implementation of NSSD: http://www.mrt.gov.me/odrzivi/odrzivi-nacionalna-strategija/129428/Nacionalna-strategija-odrzivog-razvoja-Crne-Gore-2007-2012.html
Fifth annual report on implementation of NSSD: http://www.mrt.gov.me/odrzivi/odrzivi-nacionalna-strategija/129428/Nacionalna-strategija-odrzivog-razvoja-Crne-Gore-2007-2012.html
Millennium Development Goals: http://www.mrt.gov.me/odrzivi/odrzivi-milenijumski/121016/Rezime-Milenijumski-razvojni-ciljevi.html
Report on Millenium Development Goals in Montenegro 2010-2013: http://www.mrt.gov.me/odrzivi/odrzivi-milenijumski/121016/Rezime-Milenijumski-razvojni-ciljevi.html
The link to the new Strategy is http://www.mrt.gov.me/en/library/strategije?alphabet=lat
|Further information about
the SD strategy process
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