Environmental Advisory Commissions
The National, Provincial, County and District Environmental Advisory Commissions are spaces for citizen participation where local government, community organizations, companies and producers come together to analyze environmental issues and make observations, recommendations and proposals to the Regional Directorates of the Ministry of Environment. The Commissions incorporate citizens in environmental management, promote information and negotiation and strengthen civic-environmental education processes.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- citizens civil society
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision