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Under which conditions does public participation really advance sustainability goals? Findings of a Meta-Analysis of stakeholder involvement in environmental Decision-making

Fritsch, O.ORCID: 0000-0001-8995-8634 and Newig, J. (2007) Under which conditions does public participation really advance sustainability goals? Findings of a Meta-Analysis of stakeholder involvement in environmental Decision-making. In: 2007 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, 24 - 26 May 2007, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

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Abstract

Environmental governance on both sides of the Atlantic increasingly relies on the participation of non-state actors such as citizens and organized interest groups. Prompted by the U.S. Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990 and the Rio Declaration of 1992, which demands in principle 10 that “environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens”, followed by the Århus Convention of 1998, four recent European Union directives 1 have legally institutionalized access to information and public participation in environmental decisions...

Item Type: Conference Paper
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/45448
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