St Helena’s Sustainable Development Plan (SDP) sets out the strategic vision for the island. The plan aims to improve the social conditions of local residents, through vibrant economic growth, particularly through development of the tourism sector. It is recognised that development of the economy and tourism industry cannot come at the expense of the environment, or its people. In order to sustainably manage the island, the SDP outlines three national goals (NG).
- National Goal 1 is to support the economy.
- National Goal 2 is to support social development.
- National Goal 3 is Environmental Management.
Each national goal is supported by an accompanying strategy. The Sustainable Economic Development Plan (SEDP) aims to support the first national goal, by sustainably creating a vibrant economy, in which all stakeholders can participate, and prosper. The ESH has taken the leading role in implementing the SEDP. At the same time contributing to second goal of developing strong community and family life while, ensuring that business and social activities are in line with the islands environment management plan. Click here to download the full Sustainable Development Plan (SDP) from the document library. Click here to download the Sustainable Economic Development Plan (SEDP) from the document library.