Mechanisms of Vertical Integration
National — sub-national linkages
With regards to the current NSDS, there are no strategic
mechanisms for the involvement of sub-national levels in the implementation.
In the preparation of the current NSDS (from 2009), the
sub-national levels were involved in the consultation process and in the
The municipalities have their own SD strategies, which are
required by the Planning Act. These ‘Agenda 21 strategies’ must be renewed
every four years. There is no direct link between these strategies and the
NSDS. However, an indirect link exists, as the strategies have to be submitted
to the Ministry of Environment.
Furthermore, there are several partnerships between the
national and sub-national levels, e.g. a Green Public Procurement Partnership.
These partnerships are related to the objectives formulated in 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. Denmark has published its first
national report on implementing the EU SDS in summer 2007.
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