Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action by Riki Therivel

By Riki Therivel

This functional consultant, written via a practitioner for practitioners, offers a coherent and simple 'how-to-do-it' method of the strategic environmental review (SEA) procedure. Part one presents an summary of the goals, ideas, benefits and difficulties of SEA in addition to taking a look at key SEA rules and their necessities. Part two examines the ocean method in substantial element together with surroundings the coverage context, describing the baseline, deciding upon possible choices, predicting and comparing affects and utilizing the ocean info in decision-making. Part three is dedicated to assuring SEA caliber with a dialogue of assets and potential development. This re-creation accommodates 5 years' worthy of functional program of the ocean Directive and SEA perform extra generally. Additions and updates include:

  • the findings of assorted experiences into SEA effectiveness and potency

  • emerging ways to deciding on and evaluating possible choices, cumulative affects, the most likely destiny baseline with out the plan, documenting alterations made to the plan in accordance with the ocean strategy, and environmental limits

  • consideration of either the 'baseline-led' and the 'objectives-led' method of SEA, and the 2 techniques' benefits and disadvantages

  • SEA's hyperlinks to 'appropriate review' of plans less than the eu Habitats Directive.

Employing a number of real-life case reviews and examples, every one bankruptcy offers a number of recommendations and discusses what the ultimate product should still seem like. Appendices supply a wealth of extra details together with textual content of the ocean Directive and the UNECE Protocol on SEA, and a 'toolkit' of SEA options. The technique and strategies in Strategic Environmental evaluate in Action are valuable for an individual engaging in or learning SEA at any point, from coverage to programme, foreign to neighborhood, yet really for practitioners chargeable for imposing the ocean Directive.

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