The National Council of Sustainable
Development (NCSD) was established in 1997. The NCSD has 36 members: ¼ is
appointed by the Government (most often academics) and ¾ by industry,
trade unions, environment NGOs and local communities. It is in administrative
terms linked to the Ministry of Environment but has an independent secretariat.
The President of the NCSD is appointed by the Prime Minister. The NCSD is
an advisory body to the Government and Parliament on all SD issues and should
act towards consensus-building among the members.
a detailed documentation of all advisory and participatory councils (for SD and/or the environment) in this country,
please go to the EEAC website at http://www.eeac.eu/councils/portugal and click on one of the listed institutions.
This Country Profile has been last updated on: Wednesday, 22 May 2013
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