Open Consultation

 

Our Future and the Falkland Islands’ Natural Environment:

 Consultation seeking public opinion to inform the creation

of an Environmental Strategy for the Falkland Islands

 

This consultation will run for 3 weeks from 18 February to 14 March 2021.

The survey should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.

 

 Introduction

The Falkland Islands’ natural environment plays an important role in our lives and provides a livelihood for many in our community. In recognition of this, and as called for in The Islands Plan 2018 – 2022, the Environment Department is developing an Environmental Strategy for the Falkland Islands which will work to manage and protect our natural environment for future generations.

The Environment Strategy will set out the issues, opportunities and goals of the Falkland Islands related to such environmental topics as sustainable development, land and freshwater, oceans and coasts, energy, quality of life and health, waste and pollution, as well as cross-cutting global topics like biodiversity and climate change.  It will help us to focus our efforts and actions for managing our environment for years to come.

A lot of scoping work has already been done to understand our progress in caring for our natural environment. This involves understanding global opportunities and challenges, and how these relate to the Falkland Islands, with its unique way of life, landscapes, seascapes and wildlife. This baseline survey is designed to measure broad attitudes to environmental issues rather than seeking opinion on policy options. There will be further engagement/consultation opportunities through the strategy development process.

It is important to get the input of the community at this stage of the process - the Falkland Islands’ future belongs to its people, so it is vitally important that we hear from the people who live here to learn what is most important to you, so that we can plan our future together.

 

 Accessing the survey

The quickest and easiest way to take part is to complete the online survey, click here to access the survey link

 If you would prefer to complete a paper survey, copies are available from the Post Office,

or you can ask for one to be posted to you by contacting us at the details below.

 

If you have any queries, please contact: 

Environment Department, The Secretariat, Stanley.

Phone: 28449 | email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.