Chapter II.
Task description


Article 11.2.1. Assignment

1.

The MiNa Council has the following task for the purpose of achieving the objectives and principles drawn up in article 1.2.1 of this decree:

  1. on its own initiative or upon request, provide advice on the basic issues of environmental policy or on policy relating to the environmental aspect of sustainable development;
  2. to contribute to the forming of a policy vision on environmental policy or on policy relating to the environmental aspect of sustainable development;
  3. to monitor and interpret social and policy developments relating to the environment and the environmental aspect of sustainable development at the different policy levels and in the different policy areas;
  4. to provide advice on preliminary drafts of decrees with respect to environmental policy or preliminary drafts of decrees with respect to other policy areas that can have considerable consequences for the environment;
  5. to on its own initiative or on request provide advice on decree proposals with respect to environmental policy or decree proposals with respect to other policy areas that can have considerable consequences for the environment;
  6. on its own initiative or upon request provide advice on draft orders of the Flemish Government with respect to environmental policy
  7. to offer consideration on policy documents submitted to the Flemish Parliament concerning environmental policy and the environmental aspect of sustainable development in Flanders;
  8. on its own initiative or upon request provide advice on drafts agreement of cooperation of strategic importance to policy relating to the environment or the environmental aspect of sustainable development that the Flemish Region wishes to conclude with the State or with other regions, as well as on national plans of strategic importance to environmental policy or policy relating to the environmental aspect of sustainable development;
  9. on its own initiative or upon request provide advice on policy intentions, policy plans and legislation being prepared at European Union level, as well as on international treaties being prepared that are of strategic importance to environmental policy or policy relating to the environmental aspect of sustainable development.

2

The Flemish Government must request advice concerning:

  1. the preliminary drafts of decrees referred to in 1, 4;
  2. the drafts of orders of the Flemish Government that are of strategic importance as referred to in 1,6.

3

The Flemish Government can decide not to act upon the advice of the strategic advisory committee referred to in 2, while explaining such and informing the MiNa Council.

4

The advice of the MiNa Council is made public.