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 way of an authoritative group of across the world recognized specialists in environmental impression evaluate (EIA), this can be the 1st e-book to offer in a coherent demeanour the idea and perform of EIA and strategic environmental overview (SEA) follow-up. with no a few type of follow-up, the implications of influence tests 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 numerous nations all through Europe, North the USA and Australasia. Theoretical and legislative views are tested within the mild of specific case learn examples, and the authors current a micro-, macro- and meta scale research of EIA perform starting from person plan and undertaking point via to the jurisdictional point, in addition to an research of the idea that of EIA. complete insurance is given to the jobs of proponents, either deepest and governmental, EIA regulators and the affected public in designing and executing follow-up programmes. This e-book is the must-have device for impression review pros, lecturers, regulators and proponents engaged on tasks of all scales in all jurisdictions.

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There seems to be an imbalance between the various ‘stick’ and ‘carrot’ factors (enforcement versus incentives). The stick is usually perceptible to practitioners, unlike the carrot, which may be less obvious. The latter relates to the objectives and functions that EIA follow-up may serve, as well as to the ways in which EIA follow-up can be undertaken. This imbalance, in turn, is related to a discrepancy between short-term and long-term interests; a dilemma which lies at the root of many environmental issues in general.

Finally, in concluding the book, Chapter 12 summarizes best practices in EIA follow-up, identifies international follow-up principles and considers some future directions and challenges for development of the field. Overall, through assessing the impact of EIA and SEA at all levels, this book seeks the advancement of follow-up theory and practice. References Arts, J (1994) ‘Environmental Impact Assessment: From Ex Ante to Ex Post Evaluation’, in Voogd, H (ed) Issues in Environmental Planning, London, Pion Limited, pp145– 163 Arts, J (1998) EIA Follow-up – On the Role of Ex Post Evaluation in Environmental Impact Assessment, Groningen, Geo Press Arts, J and Nooteboom, S (1999) ‘Environmental Impact Assessment Monitoring and Auditing’, in Petts, J (ed) Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment Volume 1.

G. g. Ross, 2000; Arts et al, 2001; Morrison-Saunders et al, 2001, 2003; Ross et al, 2001; Hulett and Diab, 2002; Marshall, 2002; Storey and Jones, 2003; Noble 2003, 2004; Gallardo and Sanchez, 2004). ) that have a role to play in answering the question: how do you make EIA follow-up successful? 2. Contextual factors The context in which EIA follow-up occurs is a function of the interplay of four factors: • • • • regulations and institutional arrangements that have been put in place approaches and techniques utilized in follow-up practice resources and capacity to undertake follow-up type of activity that is being followed up.

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