Sinn Féin is committed to creating environmental standards on a co-ordinated island-wide basis.
We are committed to the principle of sustainable development. We are opposed to incineration. We believe that all economic activity and policy decisions should be environmentally proofed to ensure no needless damage is inflicted to an island environment already under severe pressure from unnecessary pollution and inefficient waste management strategies.
Sinn Féin will work for:
- Devolution of powers over the quality of life to local authorities, including the financial means to fulfill responsibilities;
- Involvement of all interested groups in the planning and implementation of policy;
- Local authorities to co-operate with others on an all-Ireland basis to develop environmental policies.