Last updated on:
Thursday, 25 January 2024
Year of approval of the SD strategy and updates

Romania’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030 was adopted by the Romanian Government on 9 November 2018 through Governmental Decision 877/2018. This strategy is the lighthouse that will guide the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by UN General Assembly in New York, in 2015.

Type of SD strategy

Romania’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030 covers all 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Lead ministry/institution in the SD strategy process

Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) from the Romanian Government

Further information about the SD strategy process

Romania’s first sustainable development strategy from 1999 was based on the premise that the benefits of economic development should outweigh its costs, including those relating to the conservation and the improvement of the environment. The country’s accession to the European Union in 2007 led to a change of Romania’s national priorities, which resulted in the National Sustainable Development Strategy of Romania 2008-2020-2030, adopted on 12 November 2008. To meet the goals of the 2030 Agenda this strategy was revised. The reviewing process was coordinated by the Department of Sustainable Development with the contribution of the Editorial Commission, the General Secretariat of the Government, ministries and other central institutions and a wide consultation of the local authorities, regional development agencies, academic forums, R&D national institutes, employers’ associations and trade unions, private sector, NGOs, other bodies of civil society and interested citizens. The new strategy, adopted in 2018, is built around the citizen and the needs of future generations.