Snippets from AD’s electoral manifesto: (13) Environmental Justice

environmental justice

The following extract is taken verbatim from Chapter 14 of AD’s Electoral Manifesto

Environmental Justice.
AD understands that projects of national importance will still face difficulties. This will keep recurring until such time that Central Government and Parastatal bodies do not address adequately the environmental impacts of these projects and until such time that sites for such projects keep being located in the southern parts of the country.
AD shall insist on the implementation of environmental justice such that whilst infrastructural and industrial projects are planned with the minimal environmental impacts in mind the burdens created will as far as is possible not be shouldered only by the residential community in the southern parts of the island.
It is also an issue of justice that whoever carried out illegal construction activity shoulders his responsibilities. In particular Alternattiva Demokratika is proposing the immediate demolition of the illegally constructed boathouses at l-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa as well as those in other zones close to the sea such that the space close to the coast is back in community ownership to be enjoyed by all.
L-Estratt segwenti hu mehud kelma b’kelma mill-Kapitlu 14 tal-Manifest Elettorali ta’ Alternattiva Demokratika

Ġustizzja Ambjentali.
Alternattiva Demokratika tifhem li proġetti ta’ importanza nazzjonali jibqgħu jiffaċċaw diffikultajiet. Dan jibqa’ jsir sakemm il-Gvern Ċentrali u l-Korpi Parastatali jibqgħu ma jagħtux importanza adegwata lill-impatt ambjentali ta’ dawn il-proġetti kif ukoll sakemm dawn jibqgħu konċentrati fin-nofsinnhar tal-pajjiż.
Alternattiva Demokratika taħdem favur ġustizzja ambjentali u dan billi filwaqt li tinsisti fuq proġetti infrastrutturali u industrijali ppjanati b’mod li l-impatt ambjentali tagħhom ikun l-inqas possibli, tassigura li safejn hu possibli il-piż ambjentali ma jibqax jinġarr prinċipalment mill-komunità residenti fin-nofsinnhar tal-pajjiż.
Hi ukoll materja ta’ ġustizzja li min bena b’mod illegali jerfa’ r-responsabbilta’ ta’ għemilu. B’mod partikolari Alternattiva Demokratika qed tipproponi li għandhom jitwaqqgħu immedjatament il-kmamar illegali li nbnew fl-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa, kif ukoll dawk f’żoni oħra ħdejn il-baħar, u l-ispazju kollu mal-kosta b’hekk jingħata lura lill-komunità għat-tgawdija ta’ kulħadd.