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1 Sustainable Nova Scotia An Overview FMI February 20, 2008.

2 Purposes Describe the province’s new “sustainable” direction Promote the economic growth strategy and the Environmental Goals & Sustainability Act Discuss the challenges and opportunities these new approaches bring

3 The New Nova Scotia Evolving Context EGSP 2007 OfSP 2006 SPF 2007 other strategies/ initiatives

4 The New Nova Scotia We will create winning conditions of success through a globally competitive business climate, a highly trained and skilled workforce, and opportunities from global connections. And we will seize opportunities, becoming a leader in information technology, R&D, innovation and the green economy. The New Nova Scotia will balance economic development, social development and environmental protection.

5 The New Nova Scotia: A Path to 2020 Vision: Building for Families, Building for the Future 1.Creating Winning Conditions 2.Seizing New Economic Opportunities 3.Building for Individuals, Families and Communities 1.1 Globally Competitive Business Climate 2.1 Leader in Information Technology 3.1 Healthy, Active Nova Scotians 1.2 Globally Competitive Workforce 2.2 Leader in R&D & Innovation 3.2 Accessible Services 1.3 Globally Competitive Connections 2.3 Leader in Clean & Green Economy 3.3 Safe Communities 3.4 Vibrant Communities

6 Growth Strategy Opportunities for Sustainable Prosperity 2006 Vision –a thriving Nova Scotia that is the best place in Canada to live, work, do business, and raise families Drivers –Demographics –Globalization Approach –Economy & Environment linked

7 Growth Strategy - Model

8 Growth Strategy - Focus Areas Financial Capital Access to Capital Capacity Building Opportunity Matching Gap Analysis Natural Capital Sustainable Competitiveness Natural Resource Strategies Green Plan => EGSPA Energy & Climate Change Built Capital Transportation – Gateway Broadband & Wireless Other Public Infrastructure Industrial Lands Human Capital Population Education Social Capital Community Development Regional Planning & Development Entrepreneurship & Small Business Business Climate Provincial Tax Structure Provincial Regulatory Environment Provincial Procurement Public Policy Increased Productivity through Innovation Improved Efficiency Commercialization Trade and Competitiveness Export Development Reducing Barriers to Trade Investment Attraction

9 Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act Principles: –The health of the economy, the environment and the people are interconnected –Environmentally sustainable economic development recognizes the economic value of our environmental assets and is essential to our long-term prosperity –Governments, business and the people share responsibility for the environment and the economy and must manage them for the benefit of present and future generations –Innovative solutions and long term approaches will be required

10 The Act - Targets The Act: –a framework for integrating economic prosperity with environmental and social well-being –2 long term objectives – by 2020 international leadership in environmental sustainability economic performance equal to or greater than Canadian average –21 specific goals, including greenhouse gas emissions 10% below 1990 by 2020 –includes significant accountability requirements

11 Target Timetable wastewater treatment facilities provide at least primary treatment GHG emissions reduced to 10% below 1990 levels 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 by 2020 solid waste disposal rate down to 300 kg/person 12% of land mass legally protected for conservation 18.5% of the total electricity needs of the province obtained from renewable sources a government demonstration facility showcases energy efficiency and sustainable design by 2015 national air quality standards achieved sustainable procurement policy in place strategies adopted to ensure sustainability of water, forestry, mining, parks and biodiversity emissions standards adopted for new vehicles for green-house gases and air pollutants by 2010

12 Walking the Talk? The New Nova Scotia, OfSP and the Act set challenging goals? Can we achieve them? Solid Waste experience shows we can: –Met 50% diversion target in 2000 Savings of $32M - $167M over previous system (GPI 2004) 1,200 new direct jobs –Business opportunities continue to develop Environmental consultants sector growth R&D, Technologies Export growth –Leadership continues E-waste Regulations recently passed, adopting EPR principles

13 Mobilizing Resources New structures to lead change –Deputy Ministers Forum on Sustainable Prosperity co-chaired by NSED and NSEL 11 departments and agencies represented supported by a Senior Officials Group & Working Groups –Roundtable on Environmental Sustainability Working with TPB to embed sustainability work in the business planning process Putting in new reporting structures to highlight progress or challenges

14 Tools & Links Tools –OfSP Decision Matrix –Green Screen –Sustainability Matrix Links –Social Prosperity Framework –Updated Energy Strategy –Climate Change Strategy –Forestry, Mining, Parks & Biodiversity Strategies

15 For Example Can Nova Scotia be –North America’s Green Gateway? –The world leader in tidal energy technology and governance? –Sustainable tourism destination #1? –The home of value added natural products? –The world leader in environmental management, services and technology?

16 FMI Roles General –Read and understand the material –Provide feedback Growth Strategy –Help in raising the level of debate on issues Sustainable Prosperity Act –Support work on commitments Other?

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