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By Barry Sadler, Barry Dalal-Clayton

This specific sourcebook offers an international, cutting-edge evaluation of the speedily evolving box of strategic environmental overview (SEA) that's meant to function a baseline for the paintings of an OECD activity workforce on SEA and a UNEP initiative on built-in making plans and overview. It describes tendencies in program and adventure in several contexts world wide, offering in-depth insurance of the prestige of SEA structures, and perform in built, transitional and constructing international locations via a variety of improvement companies. The e-book attracts on a wide physique of released and unpublished fabric, and contributions from a variety of person specialists, corporations and corporations. It offers an exceptional and beneficial figuring out of the rising scope and power of SEA and describes how, whilst and the place it truly is getting used. The sourcebook incorporates a probing overview of strategies, terminology, techniques and instruments of SEA, and a comparative research of the different sorts of present SEA platforms. the amount additionally comprises many case examples illustrating SEA perform in numerous nations and contexts, an entire set of references and a few appendices containing resource fabrics.

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IA Integrated assessment: a term usually used for a structured process to assess complex issues and provide integrated insights to decision-makers early in decision-making processes. IEM Integrated environmental management: an approach developed in South Africa as a code of practice to ensure that environmental considerations are fully integrated into all stages of the development process in order to achieve a desirable balance between conservation and development. ITA Integrated trade assessment: an approach used by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to assess the economic, environmental and social impacts of trade measures and the links between them.

In general, it was narrowly focused on sub-programme components. Regional EA was rarely applied, although some sector assessments incorporated a spatial dimension as part of the analysis. The Third Review of the World Bank’s experience with EA covers the fiscal years 1996 to 2000. Progress in the use of sectoral and regional EA was again reported as a ‘special issue’. g. coastal zone and watershed management frameworks); and other SEA-type processes form part of new lending instruments, ‘most of which did not exist at the time the second EA report was prepared’.

For example, it can rule out certain kinds of development at the policy level and reduce the need for many project-level EIAs.

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