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  Greece

Greece has published its first national report on implementing the EU SDS in August 2007. Additionally, Greece has submitted to the UNCSD Secretariat, in 2007 and 2009, as part of its regular reporting (i.e. Country Profile) to the UNCSD, updated information on the implementation of its “National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) or its equivalent”.

Further information is provided through the regular Country Profiles that Greece/MEECC compiles and submits to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), covering various sustainable development themes according to the CSD’s multi-annual Work Programme, from water management, sanitation and human settlements (Greek National Profile 2004), to air quality, energy, climate change and industry (Greek National Profile 2006) and to agriculture, desertification, drought, physical planning and Africa (Greek National Profile 2008, 2011).

In 2005, a progress report about Greece was issued within the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. This report, though, focuses mainly on environmental issues, e.g. waste, water resources, coastal zones, etc. Other important reporting by Greece is done through the compilation of its National Communications to the UNFCCC (in 2010, the 5th National Communication was submitted) for tracking progress of implementation of the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.

 

 

§ The Parliamentary Committees of the Hellenic Parliament are responsible to elaborate and examine draft laws that fall within the various thematic areas of the SDGs (i.e. poverty reduction, employment, healthcare and social protection, economic development, research and innovation, environmental protection and climate change). These draft laws are then debated and adopted in Plenary. Thus the Hellenic Parliament, per se, can ensure legislation and policy coherence for sustainable development.

§ Currently, the GSG is working with the Parliament the specifics of the involvement of a Parliamentary Committee, where all political parties are represented, in which the discussion on SDGs will be taking place, on a regular basis, to contribute to and guide implementation at the national level.

§ A progress report on the implementation of the National Action Plan on the SDGs (scheduled to be elaborated in 2019) and its reviews will be submitted by the GSG to the Parliament, at regular intervals, for its review and political guidance, therefore, it is envisaged that, in terms of follow up and review of the implementation of the SDGs, the Hellenic Parliament will undertake an important role.

 

 

This Country Profile has been last updated on: Thursday, 31 January 2019

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