Title

Institutional aspects of integrating transport, environment and health policies

Authors

Dominic Stead

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-2008

Subject Area

planning - integration, policy - environment

Keywords

policy integration, sectoral policies, institutional barriers, health, environment

Abstract

This paper focuses on the institutional dimension of integrating transport, environment and health policies. It is divided into four main parts. The first part reviews the theoretical literature on policy integration, looking both at general and sector-specific literature. The second part of the paper looks at an initiative to encourage dialogue between policy-makers in the transport, health and environmental sectors—a joint programme of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe: the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme. In the third part of the paper some of the major institutional barriers to the integration of transport policy with other policy sectors is examined. The fourth part of the paper identifies examples of processes for overcoming these institutional barriers that are currently being used in different governments across Europe.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract given by Elsevier. Copyright remains with Elsevier.

Comments

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