National — sub-national linkages
National — sub-national
context of the national strategy for sustainable development adopted in 2017,
technical working groups with representatives of each level of governance are
set-up to prepare the decision of the Interministerial Conference for
Sustainable Development. There is one administrative steering group, a working
party on NSDS, a working party on sustainable public procurements and a working
party on international policy.
level of local governments, Local Agenda 21 initiatives have been developed by
numerous municipalities. The municipalities also receive support of their respective
regional government to boost sustainable Development.
Wallonia, the Walloon Region has organised training sessions for local
authorities in order to integrate SDGs in their “strategical transversal
plans”. Dedicated tools are available for helping them implementing SDGs in
their policies and projects (see chapter SDGs).
renewed EU Strategy for Sustainable Development (EU SDS), adopted in June 2006,
foresees that Member States bi-annually report about how they address the
priorities of the EU SDS. Belgium has published its first national report on implementing the EU SDS in
June 2007. In the context of the 2009 review of the EU-SDS Belgium has actively
participated in the Friends of the Presidency meetings.
Federal Act on SD extends the duration of the new FPSD from four to five years
to better match with the respective EU and regional legislation cycles.
Flemish strategy for SD was based on
the European Strategy for SD (EU SDS).
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