Projects

NI Programme for Government Framework: a response from Sustainable NI

In 2016, the NI Executive adopted a completely new approach to planning the Programme for Government. The Executive has expressed a desire to work alongside councils, the voluntary sector, communities and business to tackle the challenges we face as a society. The new Programme framework is based on outcomes – 14 ambitious long-term objectives that will lead to improved wellbeing for everyone. This is our response to the consultation document.

NI Climate Change Bill Discussion Paper: A response from Sustainable NI

In 2013, the Environment Minister initiated a process of inviting views on the need for climate change legislation for Northern Ireland. The process moved to a second stage in late 2015 when the Department published a formal discussion paper on the same subject, seeking opinions on its newest proposals. This is our response to that consultation

Community Planning Guidance: A response from Sustainable NI

Community Planning is a major new responsibility for councils. The Local Government Act (2015) charges them with leading a process, together with partner organisations, to identify long-term objectives for improving the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of their districts. It is intended that the community plan will contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in Northern Ireland. The department published draft statutory guidance for the operation of community planning. This is our response to that consultation document.