Mechanisms of Vertical Integration
National — sub-national linkages
of vertical integration are described in the Environmental Protection Act (OG
80/13, 153/13, 78/15, 12/18, 118/18). The Act sets out responsibility for
sustainable development on different political levels, including national
government, counties, cities, and other relevant stakeholders. This
responsibility is regulated through sustainable development and environmental
protection documents, of which National Strategy for Sustainable Development of
the Republic of Croatia (NSSD) is the highest level document that other such
documents (Environmental Protection Plan, Environmental Protection Programme
and Environmental Status Report) as well as all other development documents in
Croatia have to be in accordance with.
It is also planned that representatives of other sustainable development stakeholders will participate in the work of the National Council for Sustainable Development in an advisory role, namely representatives of regional self-government units, the economic sector, interested scientific and professional public and civil society representatives.
The NSDS follows the principles of the Mediterranean Strategy on Sustainable Development (2005) and the renewed EU Strategy for Sustainable Development (2001).
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