Mechanisms of Vertical Integration
National — sub-national linkages
In the preparation of the NSDS, the municipalities (the only sub-national
level in Cyprus) were involved in the general consultation process that also
included several other stakeholder groups (i.e. organised societal bodies).
On the one hand, public inquiry meetings were organised in which the municipalities
participated. On the other hand, stakeholders could submit written comments
to the draft strategy which, were, when possible, incorporated in the final
The only coordination between the national and sub-national level
is undertaken for the National Action Plan on Green Public Procurement: Based
on the national plan, the municipalities have to develop their own local
LA 21 initiatives exist on the municipal level. However, there is
no link to the NSDS.
The renewed EU Strategy for Sustainable Development (EU SDS) that was adopted
in June 2006 foresees that Member States bi-annually report about how they
address the priorities of the EU SDS. Cyprus has published its first
national report on implementing the EU SDS in Summer 2007.
This Country Profile has been last updated on: Thursday, 22 November 2012
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