Mechanisms of Horizontal Integration
National Council for Sustainable Development was established as an individual
institution of the Hungarian Parliament, by five-party consensus, in the autumn
of 2008. Its members including politicians, representatives of economic and
scientific life, churches, trade unions and civil society. The chairperson of
the Council is the current Speaker of the Parliament.
guidance document for preparing the Hungarian NSDS points out that, during the
decision-making process (e.g. legislative, investment, budget, institutions or
governmental issues in a broader sense) all important social and environmental
factors have to be considered beside the long-term effects.
All Government ministries were involved in the
development of the old and the renewed NSDS and could comment on early drafts.
In the renewing process all ministries had opportunity either to have delegate
in a working group, on the other hand Ministry of Rural Development collected
the written comments and sent to the Council.
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