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Building a Sustainable Partnership with the Citizen on Environmental Protection

This policy brief addresses the need to increase the participation of citizens in environmental policies through various mechanisms. Environmental protection and environmental problems are global responsibilities; thus, they require worldwide coordinated sustainable solutions. The improvement of one environmental governance indicator for a country does not necessarily translate into a better overall indicator. For instance, if illegal dumpsites are the problem, and if this problem is solved by relocating them from a developed to a developing country – the solution is not sustainable. To put it into context, such an unsustainable solution would mean moving waste from one room to the other room, while the problem remains under the same roof.