and local public authorities supports the National Institute of Statistics
(NIS) by supplying data and information with a view to measuring the
implementation of the SDGs. DSD is supporting the NIS in this endeavour by
streamlining the process. At the level of central public authorities with
competency in the field of SD, the Sustainable Development Hubs are being set
up, with role of liaisons between their institutions (ministries) and DSD on
the one hand, and the NIS, on the other.
In order to grow the administrative capacity of the
public institutions, DSD will facilitate training courses for staff involved in
the implementation of the Romania’s
Strategy. In 2017 DSD promoted a new occupation “Experts in
At inter-institutional level, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates
the National Reform Program, in agreement with the European Semester, which
establishes directions and projects of Romania in order to meet the SDGs.
The Interministerial Committee for integrating the environmental
protection principles into the national policies and sectoral strategies (IC), founded in 2001 and updated in
2011, is in charge of coordinating the integration of the measures of
environmental protection into sectoral policies and strategies at a national
level and operates under the central public authority for environmental protection,
pursuant to the Government Decision 741/2011. IC will continue to coordinate
the environmental component of SD and has an important role in updating the
National Plan of Action for Environmental Protection. Also, IC has responsibilities on climate change,
renewable energy, sustainable transport, public health, social inclusion,
education and so on.
Its activities are concentrated on providing
inter-ministerial support and consultation in the environmental transposition
and implementation process. The integration of environmental issues and
objectives in other sector policies e.g. in industry and energy policies, in
agricultural policy and in transport and infrastructure policies is still in
its beginning and will be developed in the coming period. IC has representatives
from all ministries and other relevant institutions.
This Country Profile has been last updated on: Thursday, 07 May 2020
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