Tuesday, 18 August 2020
The central and local public authorities supports the National Institute of Statistics (NIS) by supplying data and information with a view to measuring the implementation of the SDGs. DSD is supporting the NIS in this endeavour by streamlining the process. At the level of central public authorities with competency in the field of SD, the Sustainable Development Hubs are being set up, with role of liaisons between their institutions (ministries) and DSD on the one hand, and the NIS, on the other.
In order to grow the administrative capacity of the public institutions, DSD will facilitate training courses for staff involved in the implementation of the Romania’s Strategy. In 2017 DSD promoted a new occupation “Experts in Sustainable Development.
At inter-institutional level, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates the National Reform Program, in agreement with the European Semester, which establishes directions and projects of Romania in order to meet the SDGs.
The Interministerial Committee for integrating the environmental protection principles into the national policies and sectoral strategies (IC), founded in 2001 and updated in 2011, is in charge of coordinating the integration of the measures of environmental protection into sectoral policies and strategies at a national level and operates under the central public authority for environmental protection, pursuant to the Government Decision 741/2011. IC will continue to coordinate the environmental component of SD and has an important role in updating the National Plan of Action for Environmental Protection. Also, IC has responsibilities on climate change, renewable energy, sustainable transport, public health, social inclusion, education and so on.
Its activities are concentrated on providing inter-ministerial support and consultation in the environmental transposition and implementation process. The integration of environmental issues and objectives in other sector policies e.g. in industry and energy policies, in agricultural policy and in transport and infrastructure policies is still in its beginning and will be developed in the coming period. IC has representatives from all ministries and other relevant institutions.