Environmental Management Frameworks (EMF)

An EMF is a study of the biophysical and socio-cultural systems of a geographically defined area to reveal where specific land-uses may best be practiced and to offer performance standards for maintaining appropriate use of such land. It is developed in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA). The overall goal or object of an EMF is to secure environmental protection. To achieve this, information that is relevant to the study area is collected, analysed and interpreted and developed into a user-friendly decision-support system.