Green Sustainability Plans: an introduction to their international sucess

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Published on December 2, 2008

Author: RRI

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Huey D. Johnson awards Mike Taugher first ever Truth in Environmental Reporting Award; describes the history of environmentalism from Ancient Rome and China forward; describes proven, decades-long success of Green Plans as solution for environmental management including the causes of climate change.

What do ancient China and ancient Rome share?

President Theodore Roosevelt with John Muir

A Complex, Interrelated System

 

 

 

California’s Public Land

Know Your Inheritance: Public Lands Day is Everyday

Creating and Implementing GREEN PLANS How [Other] Governments Are Succeeding

 

California AB 32

California AB 32 Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 Scoping Plan Draft released in 2008 Implementation expected by 2010

Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

Scoping Plan Draft released in 2008

Implementation expected by 2010

California AB 32

California AB 32 Comprehensive Energy, Water, Air, Forestry, Transportation Integrative and Systemic Local government actions Public outreach and education Green jobs and venture capital investment Accountable Public tracking and report card Review of scoping plan every 5 years

Comprehensive

Energy, Water, Air, Forestry, Transportation

Integrative and Systemic

Local government actions

Public outreach and education

Green jobs and venture capital investment

Accountable

Public tracking and report card

Review of scoping plan every 5 years

Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) 33% of all utilities from renewable energy by 2020 As of 2008, only 12% of electricity in California was produced from renewables

33% of all utilities from renewable energy by 2020

As of 2008, only 12% of electricity in California was produced from renewables

Public Health Source: ARB 2008

Renewable Energy Resources

Strategies

 

 

 

 

Seventh Generation “ We cannot simply think of our survival; each new generation is responsible to ensure the survival of the seventh generation.  The prophecy given to us, tells us that what we do today will affect the seventh generation and because of this we must bear in mind our responsibility to them today and always.” Iroquois Chief

 

Politics Through the Ages Jack A. Abramoff, former Republican lobbyist found guilty to fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to bribe public officials: sentence 5 years, 10 months President George W. Bush, two-term president of the United States…

Jack A. Abramoff, former Republican lobbyist found guilty to fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to bribe public officials: sentence 5 years, 10 months

President George W. Bush, two-term president of the United States…

 

California’s Water Challenges Climate Change is already affecting California’s water Southern arid regions contain the densest populations Corruption has stifled state water management for decades

Climate Change is already affecting California’s water

Southern arid regions contain the densest populations

Corruption has stifled state water management for decades

Truth in Environmental Reporting Award Mike Taugher , Natural Resources Reporter

Mike Taugher , Natural Resources Reporter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights of the Dutch Example National Environmental Policy Plan (NEPP)

‘ Comprehensive’ policy requires participating parties to: Map the relationships between economic, socio-cultural, technological, and institutional factors Adjust means of reaching long term goals as you go

Map the relationships between economic, socio-cultural, technological, and institutional factors

Adjust means of reaching long term goals as you go

Geographic Scale for Environmental Management Global Continental Fluvial Regional Local

Global

Continental

Fluvial

Regional

Local

Financial Instruments Fiscal incentives Green taxes in lieu of direct labor taxes Green public procurement Investment policy changes

Fiscal incentives

Green taxes in lieu of direct labor taxes

Green public procurement

Investment policy changes

Sustainability Across Generations The Netherlands’ Success Rests on: Cross boundary approach Integration of diverse environmental fields of policy making

Cross boundary approach

Integration of diverse environmental fields of policy making

 

 

 

 

 

Brundtland Commission ( Our Common Future 1987) “… development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

“… development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Time Scale

Green Plans have been successful around the world, in very different climates, with very different governments. States and localities in the United States are showing promise. But these governments could have greater success with the support of the national government. Now is the time for the United States to adopt its own green plan for sustainable development and climate change mitigation. Conclusion

Green Plans have been successful around the world, in very different climates, with very different governments.

States and localities in the United States are showing promise.

But these governments could have greater success with the support of the national government.

Now is the time for the United States to adopt its own green plan for sustainable development and climate change mitigation.

NEPP Principles Eight Tenets of a Single Plan Stand Still Principle (no further decline) Abatement at the Source Polluter Pays Prevention of Unnecessary Pollution Best Practices No Waste Export Two Track Principle (treat source and effects) Internalization of People’s Concerns

Stand Still Principle (no further decline)

Abatement at the Source

Polluter Pays

Prevention of Unnecessary Pollution

Best Practices

No Waste Export

Two Track Principle (treat source and effects)

Internalization of People’s Concerns

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