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.
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