Environmental Assessment in Countries in Transition

Environmental Assessment in Countries in Transition

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qThe countries included in this study on the regulations and practices relating environmental assessment are Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldovo, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine. Each country study has been prepared by specialists from within the country concerned.q qThis study will be of interest to EA practitioners in public administration; development and consultant organizations; training and educational and research institutes; and international and bilateral aid agencies. Project level EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) and, to a lesser extent, SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) for planning and other strategic level actions have been, or are being, introduced in the great majority of countries in transition (CIT). As yet, however, most of the countries have only limited experience in formulating qstate of the artq EIA regulations and applying them satisfactorily. Furthermore, such experiences in CITs that do exist are not yet sufficiently well documented and widely disseminated. This report should be of considerable value in helping strengthen EA regulation and practice in the region.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedThe purpose of this opening paper is to explain the key concepts of environmental assessment (EA), the main stages in the EA ... Scoping: deciding the terms of reference of the assessment (i.e. which environmental impacts associated with theanbsp;...

Title:Environmental Assessment in Countries in Transition
Author:Ed Bellinger
Publisher:Central European University Press - 2000-01


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