Tuesday, 02 February 2021
According the law of 25 June 2004 on the coordination of the national sustainable development policy, a national report on the implementation of sustainable development has to be elaborated by the interdepartmental Commission of Sustainable Development, which will be communicated to the Government, the Parliament, the Higher Council for Sustainable Development, as well as all official international forums resulted from the Rio Conference.
After a review undertaken in 2006, the last report was adopted by the interdepartmental commission on June 3, 2015.
The basis of the report is the National Plan for Sustainable Development (NPDD) from November 2010. The body of the report is limited to certain themes: biodiversity, sustainable finance, housing, sustainable energy, economy and labour. A full description of the 150 action goals and more than 400 measures selected in the 2010 NPDD would have exceeded the limits of what is legible in the context of such a report.
An annex (Annex III) however provides a complete overview of the quality objectives ("what is to be achieved?"), the objectives of action ("what needs to be done for this?") and measures ("how this be implemented?") with information on the state of implementation of the various measures.
The second part of the report is devoted to recommendations in line with the selected themes in the first part and the list of the priority themes defined by the Government in the context of the post agenda 2015 process, as well as to policy coherence.
After the adoption of Agenda 2030, a report on the implementation of the SDGs in and by Luxembourg has been elaborated by the Commission on sustainable development. This report has been adopted by the Government in May 2017 and has been the basis for the NVR and its report to the UN in July 2017.