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The Role of Governance for Improved Environmental Outcomes

Report
Authors Gunilla Ölund Wingqvist
Olof Drakenberg
Martin Sjöstedt
Daniel Slunge
Anders Ekbom
ISBN 978-91-620-6514-0
Publisher Naturvårdsverket
Place of publication Stockholm
Publication year 2012
Published at Department of Economics, Environmental Economics Unit
Department of Political Science
Centre for Environment and Sustainability
Language en
Links www.naturvardsverket.se/Documents/p...
Keywords environmental governance indicators climate change environment
Subject categories Earth and Related Environmental Sciences, Economics and Business, Political Science

Abstract

Climate change and escalating environmental degradation is becoming key constraints to a sustainable development. Managing the environmental challenges is important for the well-being of all citizens, particularly for the least well-off. There has been some progress in terms of policies and creation of environmental authorities and international environmental commitments. There is however, a growing gap between the commitments made and the actual implementation to improve environmental outcomes. It is increasingly recognised that technical solutions to environmental problems are not sufficient to obtain sustainable development. Measures that strengthen important human rights principles such as the rule of law, transparency and public participation may be equally or more important than specific environmental policies or projects in order to improve environmental outcomes. The purpose of the report is to explore the linkages between governance and the implementation of environmental legislation (including multilateral environmental agreements) and other environmental measures. The report is intended as a source of information and inspiration to individuals and organisations working with environment and development.

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