Last updated on:
Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Year of approval of the SD strategy and updates

The NSDS was approved by the Estonian Parliament in 2005.

Type of SD strategy

The NSDS covers the basic three dimensions of SD, plus the sustainability of Estonian culture.

  • The viability of the Estonian cultural space
  • The growth of welfare
  • A socially coherent society
  • Ecological balance
Lead ministry/institution in the SD strategy process

The Ministry of Environment was responsible for developing the NSDS. The implementation of the strategy is now coordinated by the Government Office in order to ensure better horizontal integration.

Link to the SD strategy document

In 2021, the long term strategy "Estonia 2035" was approved by the Parliament ( The goal of the strategy is to provide a long-term sustainable direction for Estonia┬┤s development.

In 2021, the list of sustainable development indicators were updated and published by the Statistics Office:

Further information about the SD strategy process

In the end of 2021, there was published co-creation platform ( (est)). The aim of the platform is to share relevant information about SDGs and Estonia 2035 and to bring together different stakeholders to share their practices and events which contribute to the implementation of SDGs.

In autumn 2021 there was organized the opinion journey for students (7.-12. grade)to collect new ideas how to implement Estonia 2035 strategic goals. We received nearly 200 ideas from all over Estonia. We chose 15 concrete proposals on the topic of transport, waste and energy. With the help of, we put these proposals to a wider referendum where 6,218 people from all over Estonia participated in the vote.

In November of 2023, the Government Office invited people from all over Estonia to discuss about the issues how we can together make Estonian life better. More than 1,000 people took part in nearly 140 discussions held as part of the opinion yourney, who together presented nearly 800 ideas and proposals on 12 topics to promote the life of estonians.