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Vasna Ramasar

Vasna Ramasar

Visiting research fellow

Vasna Ramasar

Reporting on the State of the Environment: South African Experiences

Author

  • Vasna Ramasar
  • Elizabeth Muller
  • Rudi Pretorius
  • Marian Patrick
  • Chantal Will
  • Michelle Binedell

Summary, in English

The past few decades have seen an increasing demand for environmental information on which to make more informed decisions, strengthened by several international calls for improving available environmental information. In a democratic South Africa, the involvement of people in policy and decision-making processes has led to an even greater need for accessible information. In response to this demand for information, State of the Environment (SOE) reporting has gained momentum and become highly popular in South Africa. This popularity has grown despite the absence of any legal mandate for reporting in South Africa, as well as the lack of formalised institutional arrangements for reporting. The current situation has resulted in a number of challenges for SOE reporting which need to be addressed. These challenges, and appropriate solutions, are discussed. The paper aims to stimulate discussion in the field of SOE reporting, both within South Africa and internationally.


Read More: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S1464333206002475

Publishing year

2006

Language

English

Pages

619-619

Publication/Series

Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management

Volume

8

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

World Scientific Publishing

Topic

  • Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Keywords

  • State of the environment
  • Environmental reporting
  • South Africa
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainability Performance Indicator

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1464-3332