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.
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