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Environmental Law: Impact Assessment

EIA: Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)
should be carried out to assess the consequences of individual projects. Can be reactive.

Goals and principles of environmental impact assessment : decision 14/25 of the Governing Council of UNEP, of 17 June 1987 UNEP(092)/E5

Strategic Environmental Assessment
Ideally proactive, SEAs examine the consequences of proposed policies, projects etc to ensure that the environment (and sustainability) is not neglected in favour of economic or social benefits of the proposals. 


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Environmental impact statements -- Law and legislation

Construction projects -- Environmental aspects
Civil engineering -- Environmental aspects
Ecological engineering
Biodiversity conservation