Keywords: stakeholders, stakeholer trust, government decisions, environmental policy, fairness, bias, data presentation, accuracy, trust, risk communication, decision making
Assessment of stakeholders' trust in governmental decisions-making regarding environmental problems
The stakeholders are categorised into five groups: personally impacted, administratively impacted, generally concerned, process concerned and the remainder of the public. The assessment of stakeholders' trust in governmental decisions regarding environmental problems should be performed separately for each one of these five groups, using the Meyer's five-item (i.e. fairness, bias, data presentation, accuracy and trust) five-choice index. A high priority in the design of the risk communication programmes should be to address the concerns of the personally impacted stakeholders.