July 22, 2010

Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action

Filed under: Publications — Tags: — inece @ 4:27 pm

Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action (second edition) presents a coherent and straightforward how-to approach to the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) process.

The book defines SEAas a systematic process for evaluating the environmental consequences of proposed policy, plan or programme initiative in order to ensure they are fully included and appropriately addressed at the earliest stage of decision making on par with economic and social considerations.

Recommended audiences for the book include people who write SEA regulations and guidance; people who carry out SEAs and students of environmental management; people who want to influence strategic actions, or are responsible for SEA quality assurance; and environmental lawyers and law students.

Part I provides an overview of the aims, principles, advantages and problems of SEA, as well as looking at key SEA regulations and their requirements.

Part II examines the SEA process in considerable detail including setting the policy context, describing the baseline, identifying alternatives, predicting and evaluating impacts and using the SEA information in decision-making.

Part III is devoted to assuring SEA quality with a discussion of resources and capacity building.

Ordering information: http://www.earthscan-usa.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=240525

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