ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY IN IRAN

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Professor; Department of Political Sciences, University of Tehran, Iran

2 Phd, Department of Political Sciences, University of Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Since 1970s even while the central government has increased the number of rules and regulations protecting the fragile environment in Iran, the severity of long-term environmental policy challenges, such as air pollution in large cities and water scarcity has increased with an adverse impact on sustainability, welfare and overall quality of life of citizens. In this paper, first, traditional "stagist" model and professional model of policy-making for a holistic analysis of the socio-economic and political causes of environmental problems, the role of governmental organizations including those responsible for monitoring the implementation of environmental protection laws, and the role of citizens in solving environmental issues will be discussed. The authors then focus on the policies of other countries aimed at sustainable development, welfare improvement and confronting environmental challenges. In the end, they offer policy recommendations to Iran's policymakers who are advised to pay special attention to the relationship between environmental justice and sustainable development in their search for political and legal solutions for Iran's immediate environmental problems.

Keywords


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Volume 48, Issue 1
April 2018
Pages 97-121
  • Receive Date: 22 February 2016
  • Revise Date: 23 February 2016
  • Accept Date: 11 June 2016
  • First Publish Date: 21 March 2018