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Environmental Governance

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the World.  Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has."  Margaret Mead

WESSA’s Environmental Governance Programme aims to promote effective environmental governance through participating in the development of legislation, and supporting compliance with environmental legislation by credibly, publically and actively responding to development proposals, threats or incidents that pose a significant risk to the environment.   

The programme is focussed on the thematic areas of Water and Biodiversity, with environmental education and human capacity development having been identified as major catalysts to social change in these priority areas.  WESSA therefore works to create social capital to progressively engage with environmental impacts, by fostering partnerships with stakeholders and responsible authorities, and empowering citizens through the transfer of environmental skills. Important too in our advocacy efforts to promote sustainable resource use, are the principles of equitability and environmental rights.

Our current position statements

 

Programme contact details

Morgan Griffiths, Environmental Governance Programme Manager
Tel 041 585 9606
Cell 072 417 5793
E-mail morgan.griffiths@wessa.co.za

 

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