Civic participation in the reorientation of the national sustainability strategy

Federal Chancellery, implementation by the relevant ministries
Key objectives of the measure:

Developing the 2002 national sustainability strategy further to reflect the 2030 Agenda that was adopted in 2015, through discussions and citizen input

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

National citizens’ dialogue forums of the German Federal Government for the adjustment of the national sustainability strategy, 2015-2016

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

- Receiving citizen input on the following topics: implementation of the 2030 Agenda in and through Germany, a sustainable economy, sustainable consumption, sustainable urban development and infrastructure, sustainability and preventive combatting of poverty, the challenge of vertical integration - Updating the targets of the German sustainability strategy, including a) increasing the share of gross national product devoted to public spending on development cooperation from 0.51 per cent in 2010 to 0.7 per cent in 2015, see above; b) opening markets wider to improve the trading opportunities of developing countries, cf. Federal Government: Meilensteine der Nachhaltigkeitspolitik (Milestones in Sustainability Policy), Nov. 2014

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

Five dialogue events in 2015 und 2016 with a kick-off event in Berlin and four regional dialogues in Dresden, Stuttgart, Bonn, Hamburg. To date, the number of participants has increased from dialogue to dialogue, from 100 to 200. Complete documentation of the dialogues:;jsessionid=74B34E6055A21C92587933DC28DE7C17.s2t2