To whoever came up with the following, which wins the unofficial award for Best Hopelessly Ambiguous Definition of the Week: The UN is calling. They have a job for you.
ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE can be defined or characterized as:
1. Multi-level interactions (i.e., local, national, international/global) among, but not limited to, three main actors, i.e., state, market, and civil society, which interact with one another, whether in formal and informal ways;
2.in formulating and implementing policies in response to environment-related demands and inputs from the society;
3.bound by rules, procedures, processes, and widely-accepted behavior;
4.possessing characteristics of “good governance”;
5.for the purpose of attaining environmentally-sustainable development.