Identifying priorities for national environmental action plans
Identifying priorities for NEAPs
Establishing the priorities for a National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP) will vary from one country to another depending upon a wide range of factors including existing social and economic conditions (and existing priorities for development); current perceptions of environmental problems, resources available, and political willingness to address environmental problems. The setting of priorities for a NEAP should include the innovative utilization of human and other resources available within a country to produce the maximum effect from existing resources.
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