Tuesday, 18 August 2020
The reports and strategies that the Federal Council produces as part of its work to implement the 2030 Agenda are subject to a broad-based consultation process. This is designed to ensure that the interests of stakeholders from outside the federal government are taken into account in Federal Council planning.
The Swiss federal government has set up an advisory group to ensure effective cooperation with non-state actors. The group comprising of associations, civil society and academia is working closely with the federal government on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Members are the central coordinating bodies of different sectors of society (academia, civil society, business, youth). They represent the interest of non-state actors vis-à-vis the federal government and play a role in the procedures and content of the Federal Council’s instruments for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda (SDS and country report to the UN).
Actors from civil society are given the chance to have a say by means of the “2030 Dialogue for Sustainable Development” platform. The ‘2030 Dialogue for Sustainable Development’ is the federal government's platform for strengthening cooperation between actors in the field of sustainable development and for implementing the 2030 Agenda.
Moreover, a public consultation will take place on the draft of the new SDS 2030.
Funding Programme for sustainable development:
In order support stakeholders at the national, cantonal, regional and communal level with projects that contribute to sustainable development projects, the federal government established a funding program. Since 2001, over 450 projects have been funded that have had a direct contribution to sustainable development.