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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.

In order to strengthen the integration of sustainable development into governmental actions, the new Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development, Tansport and Housing (MEEDDM) has been established.

The coherence of actions of all ministries, as outlined in the NSDS for 2003-08, is controlled by the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Sustainable Development (ICSD). The ICSD is also responsible for the definition, coordination and follow-up of national SD objectives.


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

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