Last updated on:
Tuesday, 18 August 2020

The Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise has overall responsibility for promoting sustainable development, and for overseeing its coherent implementation across Government. However, ownership by the various Ministries is essential.

In this sense, the Sustainable Development Act, Cap. 521 establishes a mechanism for horizontal coordination and provides for a system of coordination across the Public Administration. It designates the highest officials in each Ministry (i.e. the Permanent Secretaries) as Sustainable Development Coordinators and also provides for a Sustainable Development Focal Point in every Ministry. The Focal Points shall be the Director responsible for Policy Development and Programme Implementation of each Ministry.