User Guide Questionnaire
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The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London
‘User Guide’ to effective approaches (tools, tactics, methods, institutions)
for integrating environment and development
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has identified the need for a Guide to effective approaches for integrating environmental considerations into all aspects of development decision-making (e.g. physical, economic and social planning). This is often called “environmental mainstreaming”.
The need arises because there is now a wide variety of tools, tactics and methods but little independent guidance as to which are appropriate and under what circumstances. Too many tools are being ‘pushed’ by external interests and little is known about whether other more culturally relevant approaches have been successfully used.
In order to produce a Guide that is relevant to a wide range of potential and actual users, input is being sought from a variety of countries, sectors and user types, with the attached survey form providing the basis for inputs, discussion and the identification of relevant case studies. Current participating regions/countries are Caribbean (Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago); Chile; Ghana; India; Kenya; Philippines; Uganda; South Africa and selected countries in Central-Southern Europe.
Several implementing organisations are partnering with IIED to undertake a survey in their country or region to gather feedback from diverse users and stakeholders about the opportunities and challenges they face in identifying and applying approaches to environmental mainstreaming, which tools, methods and tactics they find useful or otherwise, and what gaps they feel exist.
The global initiative is being steered by an international panel of stakeholders comprising both potential users of the Guide and the donors and governmental and non-governmental agencies that support them, many of whom are involved in conducting these surveys.
The Guide will provide an overview of a small selection (approximately 30) of the approaches to environmental mainstreaming that users have found most effective and in which contexts. In addition to providing short profiles of the selected approaches, the Guide will use case studies to examine the factors that influence the selection and effectiveness of the most appropriate approach, e.g.:
• what are the environmental management challenges or tasks for which a particular approach has proven most effective?
• what is the broader context in which the environmental mainstreaming is taking place and how does this affect the selection of the approach?
• who is involved - users, stakeholders and institutions? And how does this affect the selection of the approach?
• how can tools, tactics and methods be most effectively applied?
SHARE YOUR VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES
By participating in this survey and the associated discussion processes, you will contribute to ensuring that the Guide is relevant to users in your organisation, sector and country and to other users all over the world.
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