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Sticking points - implications for environmental management

There are many new approaches to improve environmental management practices and projects, such as the Ecosystem Approach. However, attempts to implement these new ideas are often frustrating and may not achieve all of their aspirations. Understanding why can help to improve the outcomes of environmental management. One reason why projects get stuck and fail to deliver all they set out to do is, quite simply, that these projects are trying to do something new. This briefing highlights the importance of understanding how different types of legacy effect can create ‘sticking points’ that shape our new projects and efforts to improve environmental management.

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Published on 21 August 2015 in Sustainability and Communities

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