In Bermuda, the choices you make today have consequences for your children and your children’s children. The Department of Sustainable Development ensures that Bermuda makes long-term planning and sustainability a priority. To read Bermuda’s sustainable development plan and to learn more about sustainable development in general, visit the Department of Sustainable Development’s website.
What do they do?
Sustainable development (SD) is a way of satisfying our basic needs today and enjoying a satisfactory quality of life without compromising the quality of life for future generations. This requires balancing our economic, social and environmental objectives – the three dimensions of sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Department’s website has more information on the SD Plan, initiatives of the SD Roundtable and suggestions for sustainability.
What do they do?
The work of the Sustainable Development Department (SDD) is to embed, monitor and report on sustainable development in Bermuda. Our mandate is to promote and facilitate public and private sector policy making that is compatible with the Bermuda Government's Sustainable Development Strategy and Implementation Plan (SD Plan).
The core functions of the Sustainable Development Department are as follows:
- Maintain an education and awareness campaign aimed at a cross-section of residents containing key SD content.
- Foster and maintain working relationships with stakeholders to find ways to embed SD principles into their operational planning.
- Facilitate and monitor the delivery of Bermuda’s SD Plan.
- Introduce SD compatible policy proposals.
- Produce an annual report card of Sustainability Indicators.
- Conduct Sustainability Impact Assessments on proposed projects, policies and programmes.
- Act as Secretariat to the Sustainable Development Roundtable, an advisory body to the Government of Bermuda, in support of its efforts to meet its mandate.