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  • NICVA Annual Conference and AGM
    • Building tomorrow’s world today…
    • Commissioner for Local and Regional Government
    • Alice Owen
    • Friday 7 th December 2007
  • Guiding Principles of Sustainable Development
    • Living Within Environmental Limits
    • Ensuring a Strong, Healthy & Just Society
    • Achieving a Sustainable Economy
    • Promoting Good Governance
    • Using Sound Science Responsibly
    • Promoting Opportunity & Innovation
  • Ensuring a Strong, Healthy & Just Society
    • “ Meeting the diverse needs of all people in existing and future communities, promoting personal well-being, social cohesion and inclusion, and creating equal opportunity for all.”
  • Environmental Limits
    • “ Respecting the limits of the planet’s environment, resources and biodiversity – to improve our environment and ensure that the natural resources needed for life are unimpaired and remain so for future generations.”
  • Ecological footprint
    • Fair share = 1.8gha
    • Northern Ireland – 5.63gha
  • Carbon and Climate Change
  • The Environment is Good for you!
  • What do sustainable communities look like?
    • Lissize entrance feature Seacourt play park
    • Brandywell Dundarave
  • Sustainable Community Initiatives
    • Lissize Park, Rathfriland, Co Down Seacourt, Larne, Co Antrim
    • Brandywell, Co Londonderry Dundarave, Bushmills, Co Antrm
  • Thank you
    • www.sd-commission.org.uk