PROMINENT environmental and business campaigners have written to all States Members to urge them to make sure that the next three years sees sustainable public policy.
The group of 13 Islanders, which includes environmentalist Mike Stentiford and former Chamber of Commerce president Kevin Keen, have written to each of the 53 States Members.
Spokesman Chris Perkins, an environmental campaigner who stood for Senator last year, said: ‘We have an economy at the moment which works on growth which is about making more and more |– and the planet just cannot sustain that. Anyone who looks at it in a rational way will see that, whether you are a business person or not.’
The writers have asked Members to consider sustainability questions raised in the scientific journal New Scientist, including questions about whether economic and population growth is sustainable, and whether the limited nature of the planet’s resources is taken into account by governments and economists.
• The letter is signed by David Cabeldu, Pete Double, André Ferrari, Dr Mark Forskitt, Sue Hardy, Jim Hopley, Kevin Keen, Cyd Le Bail (pictured), Nick Palmer, Chris Perkins, Mike Stentiford, Peter Surcouf and David Warr.