Sustainable Development is often viewed as economic entity and emphasis has been placed on fostering production growth, investment and market depth and breadth. The environmental, political and social dimensions have frequently been neglected. Therefore sustainable development should be viewed as a concept that frames the relationship between economics, environment, social and political dimensions in a radical new way. It demands both new ways of thinking and new designs for organizing at the international, national, organizational and individual level.
Trinidad and Tobago as a developing nation has been encouraging sustainability but key strategic environmental planning and energy policy issues are often neglected. These strategic environmental planning and energy policy issues are important to encourage not only the economics but also environmental, social and political dimensions of sustainable development.
This paper seeks to address some of the strategic environmental planning and energy policy issues that are pertinent in accomplishing sustainability. Strategic Environmental Planning issues of risk management, collaboration, business strategy and competitive advantage would be addressed as well as energy policy issues such as integration, renewable resources, efficiency in energy consumption and energy security.