Strategic environmental assessment of policies and plans: Legislation and Implementation

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Title Strategic environmental assessment of policies and plans: Legislation and Implementation
Author Buckley, Ralf
Journal Name Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal
Year Published 2000
Place of publication UK
Publisher Beech Tree Publishing
Abstract Governments can, and commonly do, adopt policies whose environmental implications completely overshadow the impacts of individual development projects as assessed by projectscale environmental impact assessment. Environmental assessment (EA) of government policies is therefore as important to sustainable development as EA of projects. One way to achieve routine policy EA is through a formal legal framework which covers: definition of a policy; screening criteria and exemptions; public advertisement, exhibition and submission; technical standards for environmental assessment; substantive criteria for weighing public environmental costs against public benefits; and provisions for third-party standing. The aims of such a framework would be to make policy EA a routine part of policy formulation.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.scipol.co.uk
Alternative URI http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/beech/iapa
Copyright Statement Copyright 2000 Beech Tree Publishing. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 18
Issue Number 3
Page from 209
Page to 215
ISSN 1461-5517
Date Accessioned 2001-01-01
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Science & Technology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/3240
Publication Type Article in Scholarly Refereed Journal
Publication Type Code c1

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