Pathology of the Environmental Policies in I.R. Iran

Document Type : Original Article


1 Chief of Independent Environment Committee, Expediency Discernment Council of the System

2 PhD in public policy, Department of Law and Political Science, Science and Research branch, Islamic Azad University


This article aims to prioritize challenges of environmental policies in Iran based on Jones Phase Model. For this purpose, we have used a questionnaire. Statistical population in this project are administrative and scientific experts. As the first step, we chose 50 persons of them using snowballing sampling method. Then, we modified the meaningful quotes. For the second step, the modified questionnaire was sent to 400 experts and they were asked to prioritize degree of importance of each meaningful quote based on five values of Likert Scale. Findings show that the main challenges of the environmental policies in Iran that cause decreasing qualitative and quantitative indexes of critical resources are related to implementation of policies. Lack of coordination between different sectors of administration or state, inadequate supervision and monitoring of policy implementation and laws, and, finally, lack of guarantees to implement these policies and laws are the three main challenges of environmental policies in Iran. ;


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