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By Ingeborg Niestroy, Secretary General, European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC)

The article captures the diffusion of Sustainable Development Councils (SDCs), providing analysis of different models regarding tasks and function, as well as good practice examples and some insights on failures and challenges. As there is little data available for the global picture, the article focuses on Europe, where it is based on surveys and other studies.