Understanding the Environmental Policy Players
When first looking into the broader area of "environmental policy". My team had a variety of questions regarding who was making decisions in the environmental policy space. As we conducted secondary research into the space, we constructed an ecosystem map that helped us understand how different stakeholders in environmental policy connected to each other.
Here we identified important tools used in environmental policy such as taxes, fines, permits, legislation, financial incentives and boycotts. We also identified important stakeholder groups here - information & awareness, communities, regulators and industry.
A Closer Look at the Ecosystem Map Stakeholders
Next, we looked at specific stakeholders that engage in things environmental policy related. Once we identified these stakeholders, we were able to go and do some secondary research on the internet in order to grab some quick information on each of these organizations (ie the EPA).
By mapping out our stakeholders, we were able to gain a good higher level understanding of the environmental policy space and use this as foundational knowledge going forward into our primary research.