- Submitted by: Spain
- Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
- Location: spain
- Date of completion: 2007
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- This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
Sustainable Development Strategy
Description/achievement of initiativeSpanish Strategy of Sustainable Development with a long-term perspective is designed to aim towards a more coherent society in terms of the rational use of its resources, and more equitable and cohesive approach and more balanced in terms of land use.
Source: Government of Spain
Spanish Strategy of Sustainable Development Policy aims toward a more coherent society in terms of the rational use of its resources, and more equitable and cohesive approach and more balanced in terms of land use. This strategy is framed under the EU Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS), which was renewed in the Council of Brussels of 2006 with the general principle of "determining and elaborating measures that allow the continuous improvement of the quality of life for the present and future generations by means of the creation of sustainable communities having full capacity to efficiently manage and use resources, to take advantage of the potential for ecological and social innovation offered by the economy, and at the same time, ensuring prosperity, environment protection and social cohesion".
This objective includes seven high-priority areas: climate change and clean energies; sustainable transport; sustainable production and consumption; public health challenges; management of natural resources; social inclusion, demography and migration; and the fight against world-wide poverty. In this context, each Member State was asked to assume their own commitments to sustainable development included in their National Sustainable Development Strategies (SDS) to be reviewed by the Commission and by the other Member States.