What is environmental governance?

Environmental governance includes promoting equitable access to resources such as water, land, and forests.  RTI integrates environmental conservation (nature), economic growth and livelihoods (wealth), and governance (power) dimensions of multifaceted development problems, emphasizing women, youth, and other marginalized groups; ecosystem resilience; and opportunities for growth. We enhance the capacity of local and national governments to establish sustainable management practices.

RTI assists governments to develop, reform, and implement key policies that improve or address the challenges in resources management, including protected area management. By taking an integrated, systems level approach to nature, wealth, and power, we help our partners achieve equitable, sustainable results.

By strengthening natural resources management, governance, and engagement from the private sector, we curb wildlife loss and secure sustainable management strategies by enhancing community and governmental institutions, policy, wildlife trafficking enforcement, and technical capacity. We work with governments, community experts, and key stakeholders interested in implementing successful economic development initiatives while also eliminating threats to biodiversity through new tools, approaches, and frameworks that lead to impactful results.

Learn more about our work in environment.