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Alice Owen Presentation

  1. 1. NICVA Annual Conference and AGM <ul><li>Building tomorrow’s world today… </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner for Local and Regional Government </li></ul><ul><li>Alice Owen </li></ul><ul><li>Friday 7 th December 2007 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Guiding Principles of Sustainable Development <ul><li>Living Within Environmental Limits </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring a Strong, Healthy & Just Society </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving a Sustainable Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Good Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Using Sound Science Responsibly </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Opportunity & Innovation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ensuring a Strong, Healthy & Just Society <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Environmental Limits <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ecological footprint <ul><li>Fair share = 1.8gha </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Ireland – 5.63gha </li></ul>
  6. 6. Carbon and Climate Change
  7. 7. The Environment is Good for you!
  8. 8. What do sustainable communities look like? <ul><li>Lissize entrance feature Seacourt play park </li></ul><ul><li>Brandywell Dundarave </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sustainable Community Initiatives <ul><li> Lissize Park, Rathfriland, Co Down Seacourt, Larne, Co Antrim </li></ul><ul><li> Brandywell, Co Londonderry Dundarave, Bushmills, Co Antrm </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank you <ul><li>www.sd-commission.org.uk </li></ul>

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