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Sustainable Development effectiveness report for the Welsh Assembly Government: final report

Flynn, Andrew, Marsden, Terry Keith, Netherwood, A. and Pitts, R. 2008. Sustainable Development effectiveness report for the Welsh Assembly Government: final report. [Project Report]. Cardiff: Cardiff University, Netherwood Sustainable Futures and Richard Pitts Associates. Available at: http://www.assemblywales.org/bus-home/bus-guide-do...

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Abstract

Ministers in the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) are required under section 79(1) of the Government of Wales Act 2006, to have a Scheme setting out how they propose, in the exercise of their functions, to promote sustainable development. Ministers are required to keep the Sustainable Development Scheme under review, and may from time to time remake or revise it. Ministers also have a duty, in the year following an ordinary general election, to publish a report containing an assessment of how effective their proposals (as set out in the scheme and implemented) have been in promoting sustainable development. As required by the Act, this report contributes to the process of reviewing the effectiveness of the Sustainable Development Scheme. The report is one of a small suite of projects that are also contributing to a wider analysis of the sustainable development achievements of, and challenges for, WAG. The other reports are: • The Wales Audit Office (WAO) study on embedding Sustainable Development principles in decision-making within the Welsh Assembly Government. • HRH the Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability project on helping the public and private sector account more accurately for the wider social and environmental costs of their activities. The Welsh Assembly Government has been chosen as one of a number of case studies to inform its report. • The Cynnal Cymru study canvassing stakeholder suggestions for key challenges and opportunities for action on SD. To avoid duplication, the work outlined in this report, commissioned by WAG has, “a clear focus on the outward-facing aspect of how well the vision set out in the SD Scheme has been achieved, both through the Action Plan and through broader mainstreaming activity within the public sector more generally” (WAG Effectiveness Tender 2007). In tackling the terms of reference of the review three features became apparent. Firstly the focus of the analysis should be on the delivery of sustainable development by WAG and its key partners. Secondly, areas of progress or examples of good practice should be acknowledged and thirdly, barriers to delivery should be identified.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACES)
Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Additional Information: Collaboration between Cardiff University, Netherwood Sustainable Futures and Richard Pitts Associates for the Welsh Assembly Government
Publisher: Cardiff University, Netherwood Sustainable Futures and Richard Pitts Associates
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:08
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/20479

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