Coordination mechanisms exist at
different levels and within different policy areas.
The fundamental aspects of SD,
economic, social and environmental, are covered in the Swedish Constitution
(chapter 1 para 2). Sweden also has comprehensive coherence policy.
All government decisions are taken
collectively and preceded by a collective preparatory mechanism that include
all relevant ministries. In March 2019 the national delegation submitted its
proposals to the Government see above) . In order to further anchor overarching
implementation efforts with the parliament and across all policy areas, the
Government plans to submit a bill to the parliament setting out the overall
direction for Sweden’s work on implementing the 2030 Agenda.
Between 2003 and 2007 Sweden had a
Coordination Unit for SD. Its task was to coordinate SD within the Government
Offices, function as a think-tank and promote the further development of the
A working group on Green Economy
with participants from different ministries has been established in 2010. The
working group is led by the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications
and meets regularly.
Within the Swedish Government
Offices the coordinative responsibilities of the SDS are shared between several
ministries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Ministry of the
Environment, with support from other relevant ministries are responsible for
the coordination of the Nordic SD cooperation. The EU SDS is coordinated by the
Prime Minister’s Office while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible
for coordination of the global SD work.
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