For our movement, it is imperative to think about the environment and land use planning in a serious and planned way. This implies a clear vision of the initiatives to be launched for the management of watersheds and reforestation, the preservation of endemic species and biodiversity, the management of water resources, urban development and planning, the establishment of poles of development, planning of rural housing areas, land reform.
Protecting the environment is preserving the survival and future of Haiti. The environment is our source of food and drinking water. Air is our source of oxygen. The climate allows our survival. And biodiversity is a potential reservoir of medicines but also an attractive factor within the framework of an ambitious tourism policy. Protecting the environment means protecting our source of food and drinking water. All pollution ends up in the water we drink or in what we eat. Protecting the environment means preserving the quality of the air we breathe. It is to protect the variety of animal and plant species in nature.
In Haiti, pollution, the greenhouse effect and the emission of carbon dioxide, cyclones, water scarcity, desertification, floods and torrential rains have caused enormous damage and continue to do so. . As for all less developed countries, priority is given to survival and the short term at the expense of asset management from an intergenerational perspective. It is true that we cannot opt for an environmental policy as sharp as the already advanced countries, but we will need one more suited to our reality, our limits, our constraints. Environment and economic development are not antagonistic. Sustainable development makes it possible to reconcile these two dimensions on the condition of revolutionizing modes of production and consumption through technological advances and collective actions.