NRDC Comments to Ministry of Environment and Forests on Its National Environmental Protection Authority Proposal, December 2009

May 14, 2010

NRDC provides perspectives on effective environmental compliance and governance based on its experience in the US and elsewhere. NRDC requested that the Ministry conduct further analysis on its proposal for a National Environmental Protection Authority and did not provide specific comments on the new agency structure. We urged that the Ministry allow for a broadly inclusionary process for discussing the creation of the National Environmental Protection Authority, if such an agency is created. Robust public participation -- especially by civil society -- is warranted to ensure that an effective structure is established.