The present paper examines the environmental governance that includes both official policies as well as the involvement of the non-governmental organizations in spreading the awareness of environmental care and sustainability in four Nordic countries. The paper argues that there are lessons to be drawn from the best practices of the Nordic countries. The paper suggests that governance in the conventional sense of administering, planning and execution carried out by the government to promote public good, may be supplemented by another goal, namely, removal of "public bad or public ills" that are easy to identify, especially in regard to environmental pollution and global warming.

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Zayed University

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Amna Al Saleh