Influencing Environmental Policy



Cultivating relationships with policymakers about environmental issues takes time, but it can yield meaningful opportunities for policy impact. There are many key actors who have a role to play in influencing policy. Identify those individuals most relevant to the policy change you want to see and seek to influence them. Think about who supports the changes the community wants, and who might block the policies that the communities want. And just as important: who are the people who influence these key players in the policy turf? Remember that focusing on just one champion for your results in government and policy makers isn’t ideal.