National Commission for Sustainable Development
Commission Nationale du Développement Durable - CNDD
Role and Functions
The Tunisian National Commission for Sustainable Development (Commission Nationale du Développement Durable - CNDD) was initially created in 1993 to set an institutional framework for environmental protection. Currently, however, it elaborates the national sustainable development strategy and analyses the implementation of national sustainable development policies, monitored with the help of indicators.
It also coordinates and integrates sustainable development into the Tunisian economic development strategy.
Composition and Membership
Its President is the Prime Minister and its Vice-President is the Minister of the Environment.
The CNDD gathers and involves all stakeholders concerned with matters of sustainable development, such as governmental departments, NGOs and the private sector.
The composition of the Tunisian CNDD was modified in 1994 and in 1995 in order to be more representative.
Tunisian CNDD activities include:
It also encouraged decision-makers to adopt an environmental approach.