CIVIC ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY
The Winnipeg Civic Environmental Committee is an advisory committee created by city council to provide advice on environmental and urban sustainability issues.
Environmental matters have a strong effect on quality of life in Winnipeg. They have important implications for public health, economic development, education and community development. Every day, everything we do has some direct impact (positive or negative) on the environment.
The completion of Sustainable Winnipeg prompted the Chief Administrative Officer to develop Embracing Sustainability: An Environmental Priority and Implementation Plan for the City of Winnipeg 2004-2006. The document identifies the principles and policy objectives recognized in Sustainable Winnipeg. Never before in the history of the City have the organization’s environmental priorities been bundled together under one cover. Collectively, these documents represent a long-term plan to promote a sustainable city.
Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Recommendations:
- Give greater emphasis to enhancing the role of the private sector in the City’s environmental initiatives. Expand on private-public sector partnerships. Use of private sector innovation and technology is critical.
- Rely on incentives rather than penalties to achieve desired results.
- Consult early on and extensively with the private sector on the comprehensive actions plans that will flow from the environmental strategy.
Adopted by The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce board of directors, October 2003