The Practice of Strategic Environmental Assessment
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Practice of Strategic Environmental Assessment by Riki Therivel
Book DescriptionThe practical application of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is becoming increasingly common. A growing number of SEAs are being undertaken around the world, and several countries have issued guidance on how these should be carried out. However, few countries as yet have formal SEA regulations, and few completed SEAs have demonstrated all the elements of current best practice. The Practice of Strategic Environmental Assessment aims to provide a unique analysis of SEAs which have been undertaken, drawing on a variety of methods and circumstances to illustrate how best practice can be achieved, and providing inspiration for those considering studying, commission or carrying out an SEA. Part I sets the rest of the book in context, giving a review of international SEA guidance and regulations, and discussing models and methodologies. Part II then analyses a comprehensive set of case studies from countries which have extensive experience in SEA, or which provide particularly good examples. The case studies are discussed in three sections ? sectoral SEAs, SEAs of land-use plans and SEAs of policies ? and provide examples of different scales and approaches, as well as country-specific experience. The final chapter draws out some constraints to effective SEA, as well as positive themes which show how effective SEA can contribute to wider environmental assessment. Written by an international team of SEA practitioners and experts, this volume will be of particular use to students of environmental policy and management, environmental consultants, local authorities, policy-makers and anyone involved in the commissioning, process or review of SEAs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853833731
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Riki Therivel
Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action, Paperback (May 2010)
A guide that presents a 'how to do it' approach to the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) process. It offers an overview of the aims, principles, advantages and problems of SEA. It examines the SEA process including setting the policy context, describing the baseline, identifying alternatives, and predicting and evaluating impacts.
Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment, Hardback (March 2009)
Covers the methods used in environmental impact assessment, which is established as an important (and in many cases obligatory) procedure in proposing or launching any development project where there may be consequences for the environment. This book is suitable for students of Planning, Ecology, Geography and Environmental Studies.
Strategic Environmental Assessment, Paperback (November 1992)» View all books by Riki Therivel
An introduction to strategic environmental assessment (SEA), which considers the environmental impact of various global policies and programmes. The text reviews the current status of SEA, evaluates its application in various countries and analyzes its future importance.
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