All Party Green Agenda Newfoundland & Labrador 2011 Provincial Election

Carter, Angela V. and Kelly, Erin and Levesque, Mario and Mintz, Eric and Pottle, Susan and Pritchett, Newton and Temple, Katie (2011) All Party Green Agenda Newfoundland & Labrador 2011 Provincial Election. Project Report. Environmental Policy Institute.

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Abstract

Newfoundland and Labrador possesses a wealth of natural and environmental resources. This includes important wildlife habitat, forest, freshwater and marine ecosystems. With such wealth comes a duty to protect and enhance the natural environment. The 2011 provincial election is a watershed election for the province. After several years of prosperity which has seen significant revenues from non-renewable offshore resources invested to modernize public infrastructure such as hospitals, roads and schools among other things, the opportunity exists for the next government to chart an environmentally friendly and sustainable future for all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. This bold innovative environmental future is to focus on: • embracing alternative energy resources; • protecting our peatlands resources; • investing in leading edge waste management practices; • reducing the environmental impacts of the oil industry; • moving to less carbon intensive practices; • repositioning the forestry sector to recognize its diversity and to ensure its environmental sustainability; and, • working to create a food production system that is less dependent on imports. It is to these issues that this environmental brief seeks commitment from all political parties in the 2011 provincial election.


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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/291
Item ID: 291
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Environmental Policy Institute
Date: September 2011
Date Type: Publication
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