Tuesday, 18 August 2020
In the preparation of the NSDS, several stakeholders were involved in the general consultation process. Besides public inquiry meetings, stakeholders could submit written comments to the draft strategy, which were, when possible, incorporated in the final NSDS. During the Review of the NSDS , more stakeholders were added in the mechanism. The NSDS was improved with the public participation.
The Council for the Environment is an important institution for all issues that concern environmental policy and management. It has a wide representation and advises the National Government on environmental and SD issues. Environmental NGO’s are encouraged to get involved in the environmental and SD policy formulation process; some are already members of the Council for the Environment.