Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2002
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Danish Ministry of the Environment
Legal References:A Shared Future - Balanced Development. Denmarks National Strategy for Sustainable Development; The Danish Government, 2002

The Danish National Strategy for Sustainable Development, released in June 2002, aims to establish a framework for societal development that secures economic and social development along with a high level of environmental protection. It takes into account that sustainable development is a common international goal and that Denmark has a strong obligation to promote this development at the international level. The Sustainable Development Strategy is based on 8 core objectives: - The welfare society must be developed and economic growth must be decoupled from environmental impacts. - There must be a safe and healthy environment for everyone, and we must maintain a high level of protection. - We must secure a high degree of bio-diversity and protect ecosystems. - Resources must be used more efficiently. - We must take action at an international level. - Environmental considerations must be taken into account in all sectors. - The market must support sustainable development. - Sustainable development is a shared responsibility and we must measure progress. The Danish Government also presented a set of indicators alongside the sustainable development strategy. As of end 2008, a new national strategy for sustainable development is being formulated.

This record supersedes:Draft National Sustainable Development Strategy

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