Case study from the German Council for Sustainable Development: The German Sustainability Code

What is the German Sustainability Code?

As part of its mandate to devise and test policy options to further sustainable development at the national level, in 2011 the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) recommended that the Federal Government implement a mechanism known as the German Sustainability Code (GSC). After a period of extensive consultations - without involvement of the state - and a successful trail, the GSC was fully implemented in October 2011.

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