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Mechanisms of Horizontal Integration


Since March 2005, Sustainable Development has been included in the French Constitution with the adoption of the Environmental Charter. This guarantees stronger efforts of including SD in the work of all public institutions. Each minister nominated one or more senior civil servants who are responsible for preparing the contribution of their administration to further developing the NSDS, co-ordinating the preparation of corresponding action plans and monitoring their implementation.

Since 2008, the Interministerial Delegate for Sustainable Development has also been Commissioner General for Sustainable Development .

The Interministerial Delegate for Sustainable Development coordinates the work of every ministries in order to ensure a better horizontal coordination of public policies towards achieving the SDGs in very close relation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is in charge of the international solidarity.


This Country Profile has been last updated on: Thursday, 30 April 2020

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