Document Type : Original Article
Ph.D. Student of Watershed Management Science and Engineering, ,University of Hormozgan
Associate Professor University of Hormozgan
Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Tehran
Assistant Professor ,University of Hormozgan
Assistant professor of History, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
Today, environmental policy-making is the main responsibility of governments in many countries. In Iran, environmental legislation began in the first years after the Constitutional Revolution. This exploratory study has been conducted with the aim of policy-making analysis and enumeration of the most important environmental issues in Iran. Laws in the field of environment were categorized into four historical periods and six statements based on information from interviews, publications, library documents, and organizations' websites. Then, according to the experts, the issues were verified and prioritized. The results show that "forest management and exploitation", "environmental protection and nationalization", "land reform", "construction jihad", "resource provision" and "risks" have been the most important environmental policy-making issues The highest agreement is reached on the third issue and the lowest agreement on the second issue. Prioritization of issues indicates the dominance of the capitalist view on environmental issues. The first step in resolving the issues is to eliminate contradictions and develop a comprehensive and connecting platform.