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National Framework for Sustainable Development Dorah Nteo Department of Environmental Affairs

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  • National Framework for Sustainable DevelopmentDorah NteoDepartment of Environmental Affairs

  • OutlineBackgroundMandateRationaleSustainable Development defined in SA contextPriority Areas for Strategic InterventionKey Elements of a National SD StrategyRecommendations for a Green Economy Plan

  • BackgroundNational Framework for Sustainable Development was approved by Cabinet in July 2008

    The 2009 -2014 MTSF identifies the implantation of the NFSD as one of the priorities for the mandate period

    NFSD implementation starts with the translation of a framework into a strategy with a clear action plan & targets

    Draft Strategy was published for public comment on 14 May 2010, Gazette number: 33184

  • NFSD/NSSD mandateConstitutional:secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development. Section 24 (b) of the Constitution

    WSSD outcome:Para 162 of JPOI : take steps to make progress in the formulation and elaboration of national strategies for sustainable development..

  • RationaleA need for a single coherent framework that articulates our development context, and sets out our common vision and priorities for sustainable development

    NFSDidentifies key, short, medium and longterm challenges in sustainable development efforts

    Sets a framework for a common understanding and vision of sustainable development;

    identifies strategic focus areas for intervention

  • Sustainable Development defined in SA context SAs approach to SD asserts that social, economic and ecosystem factors are embedded within each other, and are underpinned by governance systems

  • Priority Areas for Strategic Intervention

  • Key Elements of a National SD Strategy

  • Towards a green economy: Key ConcernsThe economy is highly energy intensive

    There is a strong emphasis on GDP growth which tends to promote unsustainable patterns of production and consumption;

    The natural resource base is under severe pressure;

    Our electricity demand exceeds the available supply capacity

    There is widespread poverty, unemployment and inequality.

  • Recommendations for a Green Economy PlanStrategic goals from an SD perspective should include:

    Increasing the contribution of the Environmental Goods and Services Sector to employment and the GDP;

    Reducing the resource intensity of the economy (including energy and carbon);

    Promoting cleaner technologies and investing in sustainable infrastructure; and

    Promoting sustainable livelihoods and building local economies

  • Our biggest challenge in this new century is to take an idea that seems abstract -- sustainable development -- and turn it into a reality for all the world's people.

    Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations March 2001.

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