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Mechanisms of Vertical Integration


National — sub-national linkages

Neither local nor regional authorities were directly involved in the development of the NSDS. Representatives of local communities participate in the National Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development (NCESD).

According with the last assessment, regarding 2011, 167 potential Local Agenda 21 processes were identified in Portugal, with the ability to influence about 50% of the Portuguese population.

EU linkages

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. Portugal has published its first national report on implementing the EU SDS in June 2007. The first bi-annual report on implementing the NSDS was submitted to the EC in July 2009.


This Country Profile has been last updated on: Wednesday, 22 May 2013

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