A robust economy and a healthy environment are not mutually exclusive. Sustainable economic growth is key to meeting today’s needs, as well as those of future generations. To balance growth and resiliency, it’s essential to protect and preserve environmentally sensitive areas and critical natural resources, adapt to the effects of climate change, and minimize adverse impacts of development and freight logistics on Utah’s air quality and resource availability.
The UIPA Sustainability Action Study is a vital document that empowers balanced economic growth by articulating a vision for sustainable development and environmental stewardship, along with how this vision can be integrated into various decision-making levels. This concept presents a viable framework for advancing sustainable development through a comprehensive sustainability strategy. The goal is to empower regional economies by facilitating intelligent and sustainable logistics-related development projects.
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The technical appendix to the 2022 UIPA Sustainability Action Study contains further supporting information and data for the study and will become available in 2023.
The study is not intended to be a climate action plan nor a listing of actionable requirements. As part of our public engagement process, UIPA will hold additional public discourses and board meetings to discuss proposed sustainable development projects.