The planning tasks of the Directorate are the management of development evaluation by the Planning and Development Authority, in accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2007. The Authority also manages the territorial plan, which constitutes the policy framework for planning management in the ACT. Other planning functions of the directorates include building regulation, leasing, land information, planning-based research, information on road and suburban names, land development projects and planning policy, including the Asbestos Response Task Force and the Renewal Public Assistance Task Force. EU legislation requires that all relevant EU policies, including trade policy, promote sustainable development. The EU`s trade policy aims to ensure that economic development goes hand in hand: the EU studies the impact of trade agreements on human rights both in the EU and in its trading partners. This involves impact assessments before and during the negotiations and evaluations of trade agreements, as soon as they are in operation, EU trade agreements with the following countries contain rules on trade and sustainable development: the EU strives to ensure that trade policy contributes to the promotion of sustainable development: the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate aims to guide the country in achieving sustainable results; to be a “livable and sustainable city”. The EU has also concluded bilateral agreements with a number of countries, so that only legally felled timber is exported to the EU. These agreements are called Forest Law Enforcement Governance (FLEG) and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreements. The Directorate for Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development plays a crucial role in delivering on the Australian Capital Territory Government`s commitment to a sustainable future. Through its trade policy, the EU supports the implementation of international environmental legislation, which is mainly defined in multilateral environmental agreements. For more information on our management`s planning arm, see www.planning.act.gov.au.
The EU promotes sustainable development by addressing specific issues of EU trade policy: the EU`s trade policy, in addition to its foreign policy and development cooperation, supports respect for human rights in third countries.