Environmental Management in the Russian Federation: A Next Generation Enigma
AbstractAbstract Environmental managers in Russia face severe problems, both from Soviet-era and continuing environmental degradation and due to the weakness of current institutions with responsibilities for environmental protection. This paper draws on surveys, a case study of water pollution, and workshops on Russian environmental decisionmaking to explore prospects for environmental improvements. Using concepts from the regulatory reform literature on next-generation environmental policies, it focuses on the use of market incentives, the construction of a civil society, and community involvement, and emphasizes that Russian nongovernmental organizations may have a particularly important role to play in improving environmental management. Solidifying their legal base, coalition-building skills, and capability to conduct independent, pragmatic policy analyses would enhance their contribution.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Resources For the Future in its series Discussion Papers with number dp-02-04.
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2002
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Russia; environmental management; non-governmental organizations; water quality; Siberia; transitioning countries; next-generation environmental policies;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-01-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-CIS-2006-01-24 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-ENV-2006-01-24 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2006-01-24 (Transition Economics)
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