Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

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This introduction to impact assessment examines the tools and approaches which try to ensure that the process of development follows the best possible course. It considers the concepts, methods and practice of impact assesment and outlines its capabilities, characteristics and limitations. The book includes coverage of both environmental and social impact assessment and emphasizes the importance of their use in advance of the decision-making process. The text assumes no prior knowledge of this subject.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 160.78 x 238.76 x 36.32mm | 662.24g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 28 b&w line drawings, bibliography, glossary
  • 0340662727
  • 9780340662724

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Techniques which predate, feed into, support, run parallel to or overlap with impact assessment; impact assessment - role and relationship with planning, politics and management; the impact assessment process; techniques and methods for identifying, assessing and communicating environmental impact; the origins of impact assessment and its spread; impact assessment in developing countries; social impact assessment; impact assessment in practice.
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