Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment : Cutting Edge for the 21st Century

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In many countries development of mines, dams, high-rise buildings or airports is unable to proceed without a positive environmental impact statement (EIS). This process of environmental impact assessment (EIA) aims to ensure that the likely outcomes of any development are addressed at an early stage so that disastrous environmental and social consequences can be avoided. This book examines the crucial role of EIA in government decision-making in Europe, the Nordic countries, North America, Asia and the Pacific.show more

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"The book is rich on case studies from various parts of the world." Environmental Internationalshow more

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Abbreviations; List of checklists; List of figures; List of tables; List of maps; Preface; 1. EIA approaches; 2. EIA procedures; 3. EIA methodologies; 4. Public participation, inquiries, and mediation; 5. International organisations; 6. Europe; 7. The Nordic countries; 8. North America; 9. Asia and the Pacific; 10. Towards the twenty-first century; References; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.show more

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