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Eighteen MPs sign Future Land pact

Eighteen of the 63 MPs of the last parliamentary session have signed the Future Land pact “Gray or Green” designed to protect Iceland’s environment and put a stop to further heavy industry projects.

Minister of the Environment Jónína Bjartmarz is the only member of the Progressive Party, and the only member of the coalition government, to have signed the pact. No member of the Independence Party has signed. Fréttabladid reports.

The remaining 17 signatures came from MPs of the left political wing; the Social Democrats and the Left Greens. Leader of the Social Democrats Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir signed yesterday.

According to Morgunbladid, since the pact was introduced on Sunday nearly 4,000 people have signed it. People who sign online are offered to publish a comment on why they decided to sign the pact.

Writer and vice-director of Time Warner Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson, one of Future Land’s official supporters, wrote: “I want a varied and creative society in Iceland. We should harness ingenuity and innovation, but not get stuck with one idea [heavy industry].”

Click here to read more about the Future Land pact.

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