Pacific Coast Environmental Metrics
"Specializing in measuring intangibles."

Zero Waste Planet


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Common Pool Resources

Collective Action

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Box 63
Malahat, B.C.
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(250) 730-3738
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Pacific Coast Environmental Metrics was created to help government and community groups work together to manage common pool resources at the local level. This is done through the development and application of systems that adhere to proven design principles, as identified by Dr. Elinor Ostrom through her four decades of research in collective action. There is no generic solution; each solution must be crafted individually and must be allowed to evolve over time.

PCEM is not a "not-for-profit" company, but is a sole proprietorship with a single employee. PCEM charges a reasonable fee for consulting services, as it is not possible to survive without doing so (call us a "low-profit company"). The value to the client comes from the effectiveness of the systems that PCEM designs, lasting many years.