Environmental Management: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Environmental Governance

Kessler, Jan Joost;
van Ginniken, Pieter;
Cornelissen, Willem;
Romijn, Bart
Jun 2001
This study is a first attempt to develop a new orientation on environmental management in the Latin America and Caribbean. The development towards a more strategic environmental management entails an evolution from a centralized management structure into a more decentralized system in which management is reasonably integrated, both vertically and horizontally. The study provides a framework of different criteria, key issues and requirements that are fundamental for an environmental management process and that can be used to develop country-specific action plans for improvement.