With its 2012 Progress Report, the Federal Government is continuing – as with its 2008 Report – to advance the National Strategy of Sustainable Development which Germany presented for the first time in Johannesburg at the 2002 World Summit. The basis of this Strategy is an approach to sustainability which combines economic capacity with ecological responsibility and social justice.
Both locally and internationally, sustainability affects all policy areas. That is why policy-making and economic activity should be based on sustainability as the benchmark for today’s decisions and short-term thinking be replaced by a comprehensive and responsible policy designed for the long term.
Source: Government of Germany