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A Legal Framework for Integrated Environmental Governance in South Africa and the North-West Province

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Louis J. Kotzé
Pages: 262 pages
Shipping Weight: 500 gram
Published: 07-2007
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058502414

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The environmental governance sphere in South Africa is fragmented. This fragmentation is exacerbated in the provinces. Fragmentation manifests in various ways, including, inter alia, structural fragmentation between the various spheres and line functions of government, fragmented environmental legislation which is silo-based and issue-specific, jurisdictional overlaps, and duplication of procedures and processes. Fragmentation poses several disadvantages and may ultimately hamper effective and sustainable service-delivery by government. The problem of fragmentation forms the crux of this study.

The principal objective of this book is accordingly to investigate possible solutions to address fragmentation and to propose a more sustainable strategy to achieve integration of currently fragmented environmental governance efforts in South Africa and the North-West Province (NWP). The NWP has specifically been chosen as a case study in this regard since problems of fragmentation are exacerbated in the provincesThis study also investigates integrated approaches to environmental governance in the international sphere by way of a comparative study. For this purpose, the relevant provisions of the European Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive, 1996 are discussed. The comparative study is concluded with an investigation of the provisions of the Directive as they are applied in national legal frameworks in the EU, with specific reference to Finland and the Netherlands.Mr LJ Kotze Faculty of Law, North-West University Potchefstroom Campus. Potchefstroom South Africa

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction
2. Theoretical Foundations
3. Fragmentation of Environmental Governance - Efforts in South-Africa and the NWP
4. The European Union IPPC Directives
5. The Finnish approach to Integrated Environmental Governance
6. The Dutch approach to Integrated Environmental Governance
7. Summary and Recommendations
8. Bibliography