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Title: A review of strategic environmental assessment in 12 selected countries

Abstract

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is acknowledged to be an important decision support tool. The increased application of its principles in countries worldwide, the introduction of SEA procedures in planning and decision-making processes of international aid and cooperation organisations, as well as the recent endorsement of two relevant legal documents in the international arena only serve to emphasise the acclaimed significance of the process. In light of the scarcity of literature exploring the practical implementation of SEA, this paper attempts to provide a comparative overview of SEA systems in 12 selected countries from their legal, institutional and procedural perspectives in order to unveil potential implementation pitfalls, obstacles and lessons learnt as well as uncertainties and lack of data for future research, replication and customisation elsewhere or refining of existing systems.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Ministry of Environment, P.O. Box 11-2727, Beirut (Lebanon). E-mail: sea@moe.gov.lb
  2. Ministry of Environment, P.O. Box 11-2727, Beirut (Lebanon)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20783316
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Impact Assessment Review; Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2004.09.010; PII: S0195-9255(04)00124-6; Copyright (c) 2004 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; DECISION MAKING; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; PLANNING; REFINING; SEAS

Citation Formats

Chaker, A., El-Fadl, K., Chamas, L., and Hatjian, B.. A review of strategic environmental assessment in 12 selected countries. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2004.09.010.
Chaker, A., El-Fadl, K., Chamas, L., & Hatjian, B.. A review of strategic environmental assessment in 12 selected countries. United States. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2004.09.010.
Chaker, A., El-Fadl, K., Chamas, L., and Hatjian, B.. Sun . "A review of strategic environmental assessment in 12 selected countries". United States. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2004.09.010.
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title = {A review of strategic environmental assessment in 12 selected countries},
author = {Chaker, A. and El-Fadl, K. and Chamas, L. and Hatjian, B.},
abstractNote = {Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is acknowledged to be an important decision support tool. The increased application of its principles in countries worldwide, the introduction of SEA procedures in planning and decision-making processes of international aid and cooperation organisations, as well as the recent endorsement of two relevant legal documents in the international arena only serve to emphasise the acclaimed significance of the process. In light of the scarcity of literature exploring the practical implementation of SEA, this paper attempts to provide a comparative overview of SEA systems in 12 selected countries from their legal, institutional and procedural perspectives in order to unveil potential implementation pitfalls, obstacles and lessons learnt as well as uncertainties and lack of data for future research, replication and customisation elsewhere or refining of existing systems.},
doi = {10.1016/j.eiar.2004.09.010},
journal = {Environmental Impact Assessment Review},
number = 1,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}
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