The RCS supports and integrates key legislative policy frameworks, as well as the relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The SDG and associated targets were agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations in 2015. The SDG provide a common overarching framework to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global and local challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The commitments in this RCS, and our collaborative efforts to deliver on them, will contribute to global sustainable development, supporting many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) shown in the graphic below.
The RCS Outcomes Framework (refer Monitoring and Reporting) demonstrates how Regional Outcomes align with state-wide policies and outcomes, improving the way all RCSs reinforce, promote and support Government policy and objectives.
The policy context is described for each of the RCS themes, Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians and Climate Change under the headers below.