The overarching national policy framework for sustainable development is set out in this document but the detailed policy approaches and relevant commitments will be addressed in policy statements in individual sectors.
This Framework takes the year 2020 as the time frame for its outlook and outcomes. This is partly because 2020 is within the planning horizon of many existing policies such as the NSS, Food Harvest 2020, the EPA’s 2020 Vision report on Ireland’s future environment, the Energy White Paper and Smarter Travel – a New Transport Policy for Ireland. It is also partly because the year 2020 is sufficiently close to be directly affected by decisions made today but distant enough so that policy has a real chance to affect outcomes.
Source: Government of Ireland