Mechanisms of Vertical Integration
National — sub-national linkages
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.
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.
to the SDGs, KL (Association of Danish Municipalities) and Danish Regions
(associations of the five regions in Denmark) are, as representative
organisations for local and regional governments, key stakeholders in terms
ofto linking national and local/regional level initiatives, supporting
municipalities and regions with resources and knowledge sharing, and
influencing legislative and financial frameworks to facilitate decentralised
authorities in delivering on the world goals. The associations of Danish
Regions and Local Government Denmark are cooperating with the government to
fulfil achieve the SDG’s. Their vision is to keep Denmark as a free, prosperous
and safe society by continuously incorporating the SDGs into political initiatives.
As public authorities, the three parties agree on the need to establish
partnerships across society to achieve the SDGs.
This Country Profile has been last updated on: Wednesday, 27 May 2020
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