Global Network publishes report on scaling up successful NCSD practices

The Global Network for NCSDs has published a report entitled: ‘The governance of scaling up successful sustainability practices: How can National Councils for Sustainable Development organise the wider use of national and regional examples?.’ The paper was co-authored by Jack Cornforth, Stakeholder Forum; Ingeborg Niestroy, PublicStrategy for Sustainable Development; and Derek Osborn Stakeholder Forum.

The full report is available here.

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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Commencement of initial phase to further develop Global Network of NCSDs

Further to consultations during the Rio+20 process Stakeholder Forum, in partnership with the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) and courtesy to funds made available by Finland and Germany (GIZ), is pleased to announce the commencement of an initial phase to further develop a Global Network, aiming to strengthen NCSDs and enable them to more effectively meet their aims and obligations around engendering sustainable development at the domestic level.