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Assessing Impact: Handbook of EIA and SEA Follow-up by Angus Morrison-Saunders, Jos Arts

By Angus Morrison-Saunders, Jos Arts

Written and edited by means of an authoritative group of the world over recognized specialists in environmental impression review (EIA), this can be the 1st booklet to offer in a coherent demeanour the idea and perform of EIA and strategic environmental review (SEA) follow-up. with out a few type of follow-up, the results of effect exams and the environmental results of improvement tasks will stay unknown. Assessing influence examines either EIA follow-up and the rising perform of SEA follow-up, and showcases follow-up techniques in quite a few nations all through Europe, North the USA and Australasia. Theoretical and legislative views are tested within the mild of particular case examine examples, and the authors current a micro-, macro- and meta scale research of EIA perform starting from person plan and venture point via to the jurisdictional point, in addition to an research of the concept that of EIA. complete insurance is given to the jobs of proponents, either inner most and governmental, EIA regulators and the affected public in designing and executing follow-up programmes. This booklet is the must-have instrument for effect overview execs, teachers, regulators and proponents engaged on initiatives of all scales in all jurisdictions.

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G. in Canada and Hong Kong) and there is a trend for increasing requirements for EIA follow-up to occur. One objective of this book is to showcase some of the innovative and successful approaches to EIA follow-up that have been implemented around the world (principally at the micro scale). Subsequent chapters provide examples and case studies from a variety of jurisdictions and perspectives. 4 Literature on EIA Follow-up There is a considerable body of international literature on EIA follow-up.

Micro level follow-up initiatives). e. institutional arrangements for micro level follow-up). Chapter 4 examines the need for EIA follow-up and discusses the role of screening and scoping in EIA follow-up with an emphasis on experience in The Netherlands. Chapter 5 showcases a long-term scientific monitoring and analysis programme from the US. Chapter 6 focuses on proponent-initiated and self-regulatory approaches to follow-up by ScottishPower in the UK. It also explores the role of mitigation, environmental management programmes (EMPs) and EMS in follow-up.

All share the common goal of improving EIA knowledge and practice. Arts and Nooteboom (1999), IAIA (1999) and Arts et al (2001) identify various objectives of EIA followup: 1 Control of projects and their environmental impacts EIA follow-up provides both verifying and controlling functions for implemented projects. For example, compliance audits can verify that projects have been correctly implemented and are being operated in accordance with approval conditions and relevant environmental standards.

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