The National Centre for Sustainable Development (NCSD) was established in 1997 under the aegis of the Romanian Academy, as an agency of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In 2001, NCSD became an independent non-governmental organization and broadened the scope of its activities.
Through sustained efforts and thanks to the professionalism of its members and collaborators, NCSD succeeded in becoming one of the most authorized voices within the Romanian civil society in drafting proposals and strategies for sustainable development.
For 10 years, NCSD handled the implementation of the Local Agenda 21 programme and the realization of the Romanian National Sustainable Development Strategy. NCSD is a member of UNEP's National Committee for Romania and has a consultative status with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Starting from 2009, NCSD has been drafting and implementing projects that benefit from financing from the European Union and the Romanian Government.
To identify the priorities for sustainable development in Romania and to address them through specific projects at national and local levels.
• Respect for the natural and cultural heritage;
• Development of the human capital;
• Long-term vision;
• Accountability and professionalism;
• Cooperation and communication;
• Openness to a continuously changing world.
• Strategies and plans for sustainable development;
• Information and awareness raising campaigns;
• Education and training activities;
• Scientific, cultural, environmental and know-how exchange projects;
• Consultancy for Capacity Building.
• Public authorities;
• Civil society;
• Cultural institutions;
• Business community.