WWF/Adena, SEO/BirdLife, Greenpeace, Ecologists in Action and Friends of the Earth presents his proposals for a sustainable future for the elections. Major environmental organizations have in fact now a call to all candidates in the elections to commit to the environment and the sustainable future of our country.
This call was made during the presentation of the document An Agenda for the Earth - Proposals for a sustainable future for the elections. in which the five organizations to political parties proposed a series of specific, achievable and realistic, which would change the political imperative to redress the current autonomous environmental crisis.
The autonomous communities have wide powers in many areas crucial to achieving a sustainable future and can not escape its share of liability to the magnitude of global environmental problems.
They led by increasingly perceptible change and the exhaustion of natural resources. Thus, the elections of May 27, 2007 represent a great opportunity for all political parties to commit to self-government can turn a substantial policy unsustainable.
The measures proposed by environmentalists, divided into twelve areas that cover the range in which autonomous political influence. However, has highlighted the following topics, particularly relevant in the area of autonomy, both in its severity and its competence in the field:
Climate change is the biggest environmental problem, social and economic difficulties facing the planet and deal with an issue is essential for any ethical and political responsibility. In the area of autonomy, energy policies and transportation can play a crucial role in mitigating climate change. Environmental organizations are asking, inter alia, a commitment to energy savings and renewable energy. To this must be added the development of mobility-enhancing non-motorized transport in urban areas and restrict the use of private transport.
Urbanism has become the main activity of the downstream area, and generating significant social impact, being directly responsible for the autonomous communities. Among others, proposals for environmental groups is to limit new urban growth to the real needs in the vicinity of urban areas and 10% of the urban population today. We must also prevent the approval of urban planning and state building as a strip of free land to a non-urbanized located 500 meters from the sea.
While water is vital for people and ecosystems, many rivers, wetlands and aquifers are over-exploited, polluted and degraded. All autonomous communities have wide powers to determine their use and conservation of these ecosystems. Therefore, policies should encourage autonomous saving for efficient water use, both in agriculture and the domestic sector. Similarly, NGOs should consider meeting the objectives set by the purification European Union.
Increased production of waste has been unstoppable thus far and prevention policies have proved a resounding failure. For the next term, this trend should be a priority for the autonomous communities, which have full authority over production and waste management. Environmental organizations are calling for measures to reduce at least 10% of the waste produced at the end of the legislature, with special attention to organic matter.
Beyond these points, the document presented today provides ideas for environmentally responsible policies in the areas of agriculture and rural development, seas and coasts, biodiversity, forests, industrial production and prevention of environmental impacts.
Finally, it calls for self-government are encouraging ethical behavior and contracting of services and sustainable, on the other hand, promoting public participation, particularly from environmental organizations.