This website has been set up by Media for Sustainable Development (MSD), a unit of the Centre for Environment Education, as a forum for ongoing debate and discussion on key environment and development policy issues. This forum is supported by Ford Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
www.envirodebate.net seeks to elicit reactions from the community on a variety of policy issues that are made available for discussion on this site. The aim of the forum is to increase awareness and support public involvement in discussions relating to the environment-development interface.
Themes and ideas with policy relevance from the Environment and Development Book Series (a related MSD activity), as well as issues that are of topical policy interest are put up for debate at this forum. MSD actively encourages wide participation by seeking to engage all stakeholders in the debate, often holding seminars and workshops to supplement and feed into the ongoing discussions on this site.
The forum provides an opportunity for everyone to voice their opinion on both general and specific aspects of the policy themes on discussion. All feedback is then compiled as inputs that form part of the policy review process.