The National Council for Sustainable Development, established in 2008 by the National Assembly and continuously active ever since, is a conciliatory and deliberative body – a forum of the representatives of political parties, government, science, economy, churches and civil organisations. The Council’s task is two-fold: to inform the Members of Parliament about the sustainability risks and effects of proposals (policy strategies, programmes, bills) submitted to the Parliament, and to take part in informing the public, as well as in creating our national strategy for sustainable development.