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National Land Use Policy

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2014
The National Land Use Policy provides direction for all land use decisions and how best to manage land according to sustainable development objectives in Dominica. It seeks to: 1) invest in physical infrastructure to enable social and economic development 2) enhance forest, natural environment and agricultural vitality, 3) an increase resilience to climate change. The Policy works in coordination with the Growth and Social Protection Strategy (GSPS).

The document strengthens the need to reduce uncontrolled physical developments, encourage energy conservation and efficiency, and to develop land use policies matching with the overarching goals of mitigation and adaptation. It further details possible pathways to low-carbon transport, the of use "positive tourism" as an asset in the rationale for environmental protection, and increase planning efforts to resist to climate change and natural hazards.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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