Province Seeks Input on Proposed Green Economy Legislation

PRESS RELEASE

Nova Scotians interested in a clean environment and healthy economy can give their input for new legislation.

Starting today, Aug. 27, Nova Scotians can visit https://novascotia.ca/sustainable-prosperity-act-consultation/ and answer three quick questions. The new legislation will update the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, which was first passed in 2007. Many of the goals under the act have been completed and progress is being made on others.

“Nova Scotians should be proud of our successes to date. We are leaders in fighting climate change, waste diversion and energy efficiency, just to name a few,” said Gordon Wilson, Minister of Environment. “I’m looking forward to hearing what Nova Scotians have to say as we continue to grow our green economy across the province.”

The deadline to provide feedback is Sept. 27.

Quick Facts:

  • the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act includes 25 goals for cleaner energy, climate change, healthy air and water, biodiversity, and sustainability leadership
  • fourteen goals have been completed and 11 are in progress
  • proposed new legislation would focus on advancing similar priorities, as well as circular economy and inclusive economy

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