Devolved governments

We will continue to work closely with our neighbours in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, sharing approaches and best practice in sustainable development.

The devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are working in parallel towards sustainability in their areas. Each government has its own approach, based on their priorities.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Sustainable Development Strategy, entitled Everyone’s Involved, provides a framework that can support and inform the decisions and actions taken by individuals, groups and organisations in progressing the sustainability agenda. ‘Everyone’s Involved’ sets the strategic context through its stated priorities and objectives, and this is supported by a detailed Implementation Plan which sets out the tactical approach to delivering long-lasting and positive change.

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Sustainable development is integral to the Scottish Government’s overall purpose – to focus government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.

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Sustainable development is a core principle within the founding statute of the Welsh Assembly Government. This duty requires Welsh Ministers to make a scheme setting out how they propose, in the exercise of their functions, to promote sustainable development.

The latest Sustainable Development Scheme, One Wales: One Planet, confirms that sustainable development will be the central organising principle of the Welsh Assembly Government. The Welsh Assembly Government will also encourage and enable others to embrace sustainable development as their central organising principle through its Sustainable Development Charter.

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Page last modified: 28 February, 2011

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