THEMATIC PUBLICATION – Issue I
“Decentralized Environmental Governance: A Way Forward towards Efficient Environment Protection”
As the discussion about Climate Change occurs internationally or at a global level, it is equally correct that most important contemporary changes in environmental governance occurs at Sub-National Level. Such De-centralized mechanisms can produce greater efficiency because it can bring decision making closer to those affected by Governance, thereby promoting higher participation and accountability. It also helps decision makers to take advantage of place specific knowledge regarding environment resource.
Environmental Governance is the sum of organizations, policy instruments, financing mechanisms, rules, procedures and norms that regulate the process of environment protection. The end goal is to improve the state of the environment and to eventually lead to the broader goal of sustainable development. Green growth strategies are needed to promote sustainable growth and to break the pattern of natural resource depletion. Policy…
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