There’s been a flurry of green coalition activity over the past couple months, with the national-level Green Budget Coalition and the Ontario-focused Green Prosperity groups coming out today with a powerful set of shared priorities for the next year.

It’s a mighty feat to bring together the collective visions of the environmental movement into a handful of proirities. So when you get a couple dozen of the country’s most informed and influential scientists, lawyers (that’s us) and campaigners working together to shape the federal budget and provincial policy directions, the results are genuine.

The focused and specific requests for the governments to adopt offers everyone a win-win – the groups agree upon the most pressing environmental issues and the next steps needed to address them; the politicians can establish policy directions knowing that have the full support of the enviros; bureaucrats can act in a less conflict-laden climate when attempting to satisfy the needs of diverse stakeholders; and industry and the public hear clear, consistent information on environmental action from both the government and the advocates.

We look forward to advancing these priorities through the next year.There’s been a flurry of green coalition activity over the past couple months, with the national-level Green Budget Coalition and the Ontario-focused Green Prosperity groups coming out today with a powerful set of shared priorities for the next year.

It’s a mighty feat to bring together the collective visions of the environmental movement into a handful of proirities. So when you get a couple dozen of the country’s most informed and influential scientists, lawyers (that’s us) and campaigners working together to shape the federal budget and provincial policy directions, the results are genuine.

The focused and specific requests for the governments to adopt offers everyone a win-win – the groups agree upon the most pressing environmental issues and the next steps needed to address them; the politicians can establish policy directions knowing that have the full support of the enviros; bureaucrats can act in a less conflict-laden climate when attempting to satisfy the needs of diverse stakeholders; and industry and the public hear clear, consistent information on environmental action from both the government and the advocates.

We look forward to advancing these priorities through the next year.