Environmental Assessment in Developing and Transitional Countries: Principles, Methods and Practice

Environmental Assessment in Developing and Transitional Countries: Principles, Methods and Practice

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Edited by Norman Lee, Edited by Clive George

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 314 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 240mm x 28mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 14 April 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0471985570
  • ISBN 13: 9780471985570
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: Ill.
  • Sales rank: 917,213

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Since the 1980s, and especially since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, there has been a substantial extension in the adoption and use of Environmental Assessment (EA) procedures in developing countries and countries in transition (low and middle income countries). However, few existing texts in environmental assessment or development studies have reflected this trend sufficiently, until this publication. Divided into two main parts: EA Principles, Processes and Practice. Country and Institutional Studies of EA Procedures and Practice. This book explains the essentials of environmental impact association in the context of developing countries and assesses its importance to both developed and developing countries.

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"On the whole, it is a valuable volume, not only for academics and students but also for practitioners such as planners, decision makers, development bank officers, non-governmental organizations and others." (Jnl of Environmental Planning & Management, Vol.44, No.6, 2001)

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Since the 1980s, and especially since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, there has been a substantial extension in the adoption and use of Environmental Assessment (EA) procedures in developing countries and countries in transition (low and middle income countries). However, few existing texts in environmental assessment or development studies have reflected this trend sufficiently, until this publication. The book is divided into two main parts: Part 1: EA Principles, Processes and Practice. EA procedures and practice in low and middle income countries are overviewed in six different regions of the world. They are then examined, in greater detail, in each of the key stages in the EA process. Part 2: Country and Institutional Studies of EA Procedures and Practice. This section includes six country studies that cover Chile, Indonesia, Russia, Nepal, Jordan and Zimbabwe. Three institutional studies review EA procedures and practice in the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and bilateral development agencies. Environmental Assessment in Developing and Transitional Countries is intended for students on courses in environmental assessment, environmental planning and management, development studies and project appraisal. It will also be invaluable to many practitioners including those dealing with environment and development issues in government administrations, environmental agencies, NGOs, bilateral aid agencies, international development organisations, consultancies and international and regional development banks.

Table of contents

Introduction (N. Lee & C. George).EA PRINCIPLES, PROCESSES AND PRACTICE.Environmental Assessment in its Developmental and Regulatory Context (N. Lee).Comparative Review of Environmental Assessment Procedures and Practice (C. George).Screening and Scoping (C. Wood).Environmental Impact Prediction and Evaluation (C. George).Economic Valuation of Environmental Impacts (C. Kirkpatrick).Social Impact Assessment (F. Vanclay).Reviewing the Quality of Environmental Assessments (N. Lee).Methods of Consultation and Public Participation (R. Bisset).Integrating Appraisals and Decision-making (N. Lee).Environmental Monitoring, Management and Auditing (C. George).COUNTRY AND INSTITUTIONAL STUDIES OF EA PROCEDURES AND PRACTICE.Country Studies of EA in Chile, Indonesia and the Russian Federation (L. Contreras, et al.).Country Studies of EA in Nepal, Jordan and Zimbabwe (R. Khadka, et al.).Environmental Assessment in Development Banks and Aid Agencies (C. Rees, et al.).Strengthening Future Environmental Assessment Practice: An International Perspective (H. Abaza).Index.