Environmental Management: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Environmental Governance
Kessler, Jan Joost; van Ginniken, Pieter; Cornelissen, Willem; Romijn, Bart
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.