It offers a vision of progress that integrates immediate and longer-term objectives, local and global action, and regards social, economic and environmental issues as inseparable and interdependent components of human progress.
Sustainable development will not be brought about by policies only: it must be taken up by society at large as a principle guiding the many choices each citizen makes every day, as well as the big political and economic decisions that have. This requires profound changes in thinking, in economic and social structures and in consumption and production patterns.
The strategy sets overall objectives and concrete actions for key priority challenges for the coming period until 2020 in the Region of Crete:
A) ECOEFFICIENT ECONOMY
- Sustainable transport
- Sustainable consumption & production
- Conservation and management of natural resources
- Climate change and clean energy
B) DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE
- Aging Well
- Social inclusion, and migration