State Environment Councils
The State Environment Councils are collective and advisory bodies generally linked to the State Environment Secretariats. The councils are comprised of representatives of the government and civil society, and aim to discuss and propose the guidelines for the State Policy for the Environment and its application by the Secretary of State for the Environment and other related institutions, as well as to guide the State Government in environmental management.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- only backed by a governmental program or policy
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- civil society
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision