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Work Begins on Nova Scotias Environmental Racism Panel

Dec 29, 2022 | 10:51 AM

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As part of their commitments to the Environment Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act, The Province of Nova Scotia has taken its first steps to set up the panel tasked with making recommendations to address environmental racism.

Minister Pat Dunn says the harms of environmental racism have affected too many communities in Nova Scotia and this panel is one step to address these wrongs and build a more just future.

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Timothy Dalman, believes that all Nova Scotians are entitled to protection from environmental harm and to benefit from the work being conducted to ensure the long-term health and sustainability of our environment and communities.

Augy Jones was appointed as the first panel member, his duties are to make recommendations on the panels work through the development of draft terms of reference and to recommend other panel members. “I am honoured and excited to lead the creation of this provincial panel to address environmental racism.” Says Jones. “My expertise is in authentic community engagement and leading organization teams. I look forward to a collaborative process that is both inclusive and impactful.”

Part of the act requires governments to set up a panel to address environmental racism by December 31st and have recommendations ready by the end of 2023.


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