Mechanisms of Vertical Integration
National — sub-national linkages
all the SDGs have targets directly related to the responsibilities of local and
regional governments, particularly to their role in delivering basic services,
their involvement is essential for the successful attainment of sustainable
development. Thus, there is constant close cooperation between the national,
regional and local levels for the integrated and coherent implementation of the
2030 Agenda related-policies and there are numerous important activities and
initiatives that take place country-wide, related to many SDG Goals and targets.
In this context, the former General Secretariat of the Government (GSG) together
with various line Ministries have encouraged and facilitated consultation with
multiple stakeholders engaged in the SDGs implementation process, including
regional and local authorities, through the organisation of
bilateral and multilateral meetings, participation in workshops and roundtable
conferences, etc, aiming to raise public
awareness on the integrated nature of the 2030 Agenda, promote the shared responsibility
of all stakeholders and facilitate the sharing of experiences and lessons
learned on the implementation of SDGs at a sub-national and local level.
Greece strongly supports the new EU
Green Deal as an 'EU green development strategy' that is fully in line with the
current government’s priorities: after a prolonged economic crisis, Greece
aspires to become a paradigm for how a socially just transition to a circular, low-emission
economy and climate action can create green jobs and economic growth building on the objectives
and principles of the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This Country Profile has been last updated on: Wednesday, 29 April 2020
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