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The delegation of the Competent Authority to the Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change (MSDEC) was given on the 4th of June, 2013 by the Prime Minister.

The Competent Authority obligation in accordance to Article 5 and 6 of the said Act is to provide the fabric required to maintain the dissemination, collation of information, the Implementation and permeation of sustainable development across all governing entities. It entails realising the revision and implementation of the sustainable development strategy and developing related indicators whilst making sure that other entities’ strategies and plans are in line with sustainability objectives as well as identifying trends and carry out audits to evaluate sustainable development integration within government policy. The Competent Authority is also required to ‘encourage and simulate good practices’ with respect to the utilisation of resources and work closely at local level with different stakeholders.

The Competent Authority also has the faculty of issuing recommendations at various governing levels as well as triggering amongst others, training, projects, initiatives and has the capacity of ‘requesting information from the public administration’.


This Country Profile has been last updated on: Monday, 18 July 2016

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