Environmental Monitoring Group
The Environmental Monitoring Group (EMG) is one of South Africa's longest standing environmental groups. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, EMG work to encourage the development of environmental policies, practices and actions that lead to a deeper, more human and more sustainable relationship between people and the natural environment. They strive to achieve this by awakening the potential that exists in every person to engage powerfully, mindfully and creatively in relationships with the natural environment and the resources that sustain life. This is due to EMG's belief that society's relationship with the natural environment is inextricably bound to relationships with each other, and that the sustainable use of the planet's resources is not possible without political, economic and social justice. Their focus is thus on building democratic, fair and sustainable decision-making processes that relate to the use and management of natural resources.
We believe that an empowered and engaged civil society is the corner-stone of sustainability....
EMG's primary role is building and supporting good, functioning and equal relationships between policy & decision-makers and those who are most affected by these decisions. This requires different strategies in different situations. In working towards their mission, they aim to:
- disseminate information, analysis and alternative viewpoints into the public domain, and to target specific audiences; and
- facilitate mutual learning, dialogue and effective action; and
- demonstrate and share best-practice through building partnerships, facilitating action-research and promoting dialogue.
Contact: Stephen Law
Physical Address: 10 Nuttal Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
Postal Address: PO Box 13378, 7705 Mowbray, South Africa