promoted sustainable development since the adoption of its first sustainable
development strategy in 2003 and the appointment of an Interministerial
Delegate for Sustainable Development under the authority of the Prime Minister
and located within the Ministry of Environment, which is in charge of
Since 2008, the
Interministerial Delegate for Sustainable Development is also Commissioner
General for Sustainable Development.
The implementation of the 2030
Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals builds on and strengthens previous
Being as well the vice-Chair
of the National Council for Ecological Transition (CNTE), the Interministerial
Delegate for Sustainable Development ensures that the SDGs implementation is
discussed between administrations and civil society’s organisations.
In order to launch the SDGs
implementation in France, in view of the “Voluntary National Review” presented
at the UN High Level Political Forum in 2016, a broad consultation
workshop was organised during the European Sustainable Development Week
gathering representatives from civil society’s organisations from every areas :
representatives from the National Council for Ecological Transition (CNTE)
involved in environmental issues, from the National Council for Development and
International Solidarity (CNDSI) involved Development Aid, and representatives
from the other areas of society, especially the educational and social areas.
This was the kickstart of the
elaboration of new French NSDS, namely the SDGs roadmap, mandated by the
Interministerial Committee on Cooperation and International Development (CICID)
chaired by the Prime Minister in February 2018. More than 200 representatives
of non governmental organizations, together with representatives of Ministries
and local authorities, participated in the 2-year process of elaboration of the
French SDG roadmap.
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