This EIP is a tool to facilitate co-operative governance of development processes which allow the optimal use of natural resources and the mitigation of negative environmental impacts in order to ensure that development is sustainable. Thus, the EIP is part of an overarching strategy for achieving sustainable development and to ensure that environmental management becomes an integrated component of all development and planning processes.
The information presented reflects the present reality with regard to co-operative governance and environmental management in the Province. Certain areas of environmental non-compliance by organs of state in the province do exist and are reflected. It is only through these means that Government progressively moves towards full compliance to environmental laws and towards more integrated planning.
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