The SNSDS was elaborated through the coordination of all Government
ministries led by the Inter-Ministerial Commission for the Coordination
of the SNSDS.
related to sustainable development are:
- Sustainable Economy Bill (Ley 2/2011, de 4 de marzo, de Economía Sostenible):
Approved in 2011, aims to turn Spain’s productive model , characterised
by excessive labour-intensive, low-skilled activities, especially in the
construction sector, towards another model that promotes high added-value,
technology-intensive activities. This would be achieved through a regulatory
framework and tax incentives directed at promoting increased competitiveness
among companies in a knowledge-based economy. The three fundamental axes around
which the law is built are the improvement of the economic environment,
competitiveness and environmental sustainability.
- The Spanish
Strategy for Sustainable Mobility:
Adopted in 2009, setting up the guidelines and
measures regarding land use planning, transport and infrastructure, climate
change and reduction of energy dependence, air quality and noise, security and
health and demand management, giving special attention to fostering
alternatives to private vehicles and the use of more efficient and sustainable
ways of transport.
In addition, two separate networks provide an important
support to environmental offices of the Regions. The first - Environmental
Authorities Network (Red de Autoridades Ambientales, RAA) - is a forum for
cooperation between the regional environmental authorities and the authorities
responsible for programming and management of EU funds and it is co-financed by
the ERDF in the framework of the EU Technical Assistance Operational Programme.
second network – Environmental Inspection Network (Red de Inspección Ambiental
– REDIA) brings together enforcement officers from regional environmental
authorities and the MAGRAMA. This relatively new network has become
instrumental in promoting the exchange of information and experiences between
environmental authorities of the Regions on environmental inspections and
developing joint technical projects in this field.
Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) has also been proactive in
mobilising environment-related activities at the local level. The FEMP has a
network of Local Authorities on Biodiversity that supports municipalities in projects related to the
conservation and enhancement of biodiversity in urban environments, and restoring
damaged or degraded areas. And has signed with the MAGRAMA a three-year agreement
with the FEMP to collaborate on climate change mitigation.
This Country Profile has been last updated on: Friday, 03 October 2014
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