If the united Workers Party opposition leader Ron Green is serious about its proposal for a Greener Economy, and the party wins the 2010 general elections, Dominica will join the many developing countries striving to develop a green policy for economic development.
Even the United States of America, the leading proponents of â€œBrown Economicsâ€ has felt the need for a change and has began shifting its focus towards a green economy.
In the Dominican context, a full scale adoption of a green policy would create new and sustainable jobs in sections such as the construction, by remodeling buildings to make them more energy efficient. And in the electricity generating and distribution sub-sector, by creating new systems that make use of renewable energy sources such as geothermal, wind, solar and water.
Nevertheless, the point we need to stress here is that Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean, and is in a unique position to advantage of dawning of the new age of green economics.
But we donâ€™t need a new general election for our government to change course towards developing a greener economic policy â€“ policies that will be adopted by all political parties and bring sustainable development to Dominica.