VI. Stakeholder participation
There are cases which provide good examples of governments
involving a wide range of participants in their policy making processes. Public hearings have been in common practice in many countries for a long
time, but the new trend is to go beyond simple hearings to inviting the
public, private enterprise, and NGOs to actively participate in developing policy options and implementing programmes on the environment. The goal
of participatory programmes is to make people responsible for the decision
making process and for their behaviour, which have a
significant influence on ways they use their resources.
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