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For Tool Developers

This Environmental Tools Guide has been developed as a resource for policy makers to encourage a greater understanding of the range of tools available to both government and our stakeholders. It also outlines a conceptual framework to support audiences in choosing the most appropriate tools to achieve specific environmental outcomes.

The range of environmental tools highlights the spectrum of tools available to meet desired environmental outcomes, specifically these include:

Traditionally, governments have relied on regulatory approaches, to achieve environmental protection and natural resource conservation. Increasingly, governments are employing innovative tools to meet policy goals. A comparison of traditional and innovative tools highlights these different dimensions in more detail.

 

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Posted: Jan 8, 2015