Environmental Governance: An Overview on Governing Environment in Pakistan

Authors

  • Asma Zahid Research Scholar, Alumna of Institute of Administrative Sciences-The University of Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Ayesha Jellani Khan Research Scholar, Alumna of Institute of Administrative Sciences-The University of Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Qurat-Ul-Ain Cheema Research Scholar, Alumna of Institute of Administrative Sciences-The University of Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/pssr.2024(8-II-S)42

Keywords:

Environmental Degradation, Collaborative and Regulatory Governance, Reforms

Abstract

A qualitative study that focuses on exploring the reign of environmental governance in Pakistan in relation to global environmental governance. It also explores the barriers involved in successful formulation, execution and implementation of environmental policy instruments in Pakistan. A plethora of wicked environmental challenges exist many of which pose serious threat to our economy. Even though a multitude of federal and provincial environmental departments, regulations and policies exist yet there is a setback in controlling disasters and/or alleviating situations. Why is it so? To explore data was collected through structured interviews. A pilot interview was conducted to ascertain the validity. Small sample size is a limitation of this study. Interviews analysis revealed weak political commitment, resource deficiencies, dearth of research-based policy making and response centric approaches as prime reasons for poor environmental governance. The study suggests need for strict regulatory and collaborative governance, communities’ involvement, vulnerability assessments and proactive approaches.

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Published

2024-06-11

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How to Cite

Zahid, A., Khan, A. J., & Cheema, Q.-U.-A. (2024). Environmental Governance: An Overview on Governing Environment in Pakistan. Pakistan Social Sciences Review, 8(2), 483–497. https://doi.org/10.35484/pssr.2024(8-II-S)42