threatening food security energy security liveli hoods and human health among

Threatening food security energy security liveli

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threatening food security, energy security, liveli- hoods and human health, among other impacts. Economic activity is driven by environmental exploitation and the environment must, therefore, be placed at the heart of this country’s develop- ment focus. In order to provide a high quality liv- ing environment for all citizens, it is critical that a healthy environment is maintained with clean air, clean water and green spaces. It will be ensured that as a country, we do our best to effectively con- trol waste by reducing, reusing and recycling our materials, managing chemical, electronic and haz- ardous waste; engaging in sustainable land use planning; reducing pollution, including land-based sources of pollutants; protecting our biodiversity; conserving our marine and freshwater resources;
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53-54 building resilience to climate change; becoming energy smart; encouraging eco-tourism; and pro- moting corporate environmental responsibility, greener industries and green cities. We will create a culture that engenders an attitude of environ- mental consciousness and esteems conservation and preservation of our national assets, be they man made or natural. As a responsible member of the global commu- nity, Trinidad and Tobago will continue to support international efforts to tackle shared environ- mental challenges which include climate change, ozone depletion, land degradation, biodiversity loss, illegal species trade and the movement of hazardous wastes, as these issues also affect the wellbeing of our nation. Protection and wise use of our environment and growing of our economy are complementary and, therefore, innovative solutions are necessary to mutually reinforce the environment and the econ- omy. In order to secure national prosperity, every effort will be made to ensure that the economic potential of this country is realized without jeopar- dizing the integrity, diversity or productivity of our environment. We will create a culture that engenders an attitude of environmental consciousness and esteems conservation and preservation of our national assets, be they man made or natural. V I S I O N 2 0 3 0 N AT I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T S T R AT E GY 2 0 1 6 - 2 0 3 0 Envisioning the Future P H O T O : K E E G A N C A L L E N D E R The Double Chaconia, Royal Botanic Gardens of Trinidad and Tobago
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I M P I O O H A S L R P NTEGRITY AND MORALITY IN PUBLIC OFFICE Persons in public office — elected and appointed — should not only have the ability and skills to perform the duties of that position, but the pub- lic should feel confident that such persons are of strong character. That is, people who are honest, trustworthy, just, and who have the integrity to run the internal affairs of the country and represent us in the international arena. The good character of persons occupying public office is important so that decision-making would not be compromised.
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