Environmental agreements, EIA follow-up and aboriginal participation in environmental management: The Canadian experience

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Title Environmental agreements, EIA follow-up and aboriginal participation in environmental management: The Canadian experience
Author O'Faircheallaigh, Ciaran S
Journal Name Environmental Impact Assessment Review
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Orlando, Florida
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract During the last decade a number of Environmental Agreements (EAs) have been negotiated in Canada involving industry, government and Aboriginal peoples. This article draws on the Canadian experience to consider the potential of such negotiated agreements to address two issues widely recognised in academic and policy debates on environmental impact assessment (EIA) and environmental management. The first relates to the need to secure indigenous participation in environmental management of major projects that affect indigenous peoples. The second and broader issue involves the necessity for specific initiatives to ensure effective follow-up of EIA. The Canadian experience indicates that negotiated environmental agreements have considerable potential to address both issues. However, if this potential is to be realized, greater effort must be made to develop structures and processes specifically designed to encourage Aboriginal participation; and EAs must themselves provide the financial and other resource required to support EIA follow-up and Aboriginal participation.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Volume 27
Page from 319
Page to 342
ISSN 0195-9255
Date Accessioned 2007-06-27
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Public Policy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18199
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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