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Mechanisms of Horizontal Integration


The High Level Inter-Departmental Group for Sustainable Development, Chaired by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, will drive delivery of the OSF as official level, including monitoring progress on implementation of sectoral measures.

The High Level Group will submit an annual progress report to the Cabinet Committee on Climate Change and the Green Economy

Ireland established structures at official level to facilitate implementation. A Senior Officials’ Group [SOG] on the SDGs, made up of Assistant Secretaries from all Government Departments, has been established to provide strategic coordination and to report, as required, to Cabinet. This Group is chaired by the Department of the Taoiseach [Prime Minister], with support from the National Sustainable Development Unit. It is assisted by an SDG Interdepartmental Working Group [IDWG], again comprised of representatives from all Government Departments. The IDWG is responsible for developing national policy in relation to SDG implementation, preparing Ireland’s VNRs and other SDG reports, and developing national arrangements of stakeholder engagement.


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

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