Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment

Proceedings of a Seminar of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Villach, Austria, September 1979

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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Environmental Impact Assessment presents the proceedings of the Seminar on Environmental Impact Assessment that took place in Villach, Austria in September 1979. The rapid pace in technological and economic development led to detrimental effects on the environment. In this regard, it is imperative that policies are formulated in order to avert future environmental damage. The forum seeks to develop methods, procedures, techniques, and policies on Environmental Impact Assessment, a concept whose time has come. The seminar is attended by an array of international experts, leaders, agencies, and organizations to discuss various issues on Environmental Impact Assessment. The seminar begins with a paper on the main procedural and institutional questions related to environmental impact assessment, which intends to be the jumping board for further discussions on the matter. Papers on the qualitative and quantitative methods of environmental analysis; integration of environmental considerations into the planning and decision-making process; public information and participation; problems with the international aspects of environmental impact assessment; and case studies are presented. In the end, the participants adopted a set of conclusions and recommendations, which are reproduced in full. Environmentalists, ecologists, policymakers, government and private planners, political leaders, scientists, and concerned people will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Conclusions and Recommendations

    Address on Behalf of the Government of Austria

    Introductory Statement by the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe

    Procedural and Institutional Questions of Environmental Impact Assessment

    Part I Methodologies for Environmental Analysis

    A. General Methodological Approaches

    Environmental Impact Assessment Methodologies in Canada

    Methodology for Environmental Impact Assessment Based on Case Studies in the Netherlands

    Costs of Environmental Impact Statements and the Benefits They Yield in Improvements to Projects and Opportunities for Public Involvement

    Desegregating NEPA: A Stronger Role for Alternatives in Environmental Impact Assessment

    Methodology and Comprehensive Monitoring Program for Environmental Pollution

    B. Methods and Techniques for Environmental Analyses

    A Methodology Used in Spain for Assessing Impact on Air Quality

    Methods of Environmental Impact Analysis in the United Kingdom

    A Quantitative Method for the Assessment of External Effects on Ecological Systems

    Economic and Non-economic Assessment of Environmental Impact on a Region

    Systems of Parameters for the Study of Interaction between Economy and Nature

    Indicators for Environmental Impact Assessment

    Part II Integration of Environmental Considerations into the Planning and Decision-Making Process

    A. Planning Level

    Assessment of the Use of the Water Resources of the Byelorussian SSR in Planning and Decision-making

    Experience of Environmental Impact Assessment in the Planning System of the German Democratic Republic

    Environmental Impact Assessment in the Netherlands Physical Planning Process

    Integration of Environmental Impact Assessment into the Planning and Decision-making Process

    The Integration of Environmental Impact Appraisal into the United Kingdom Planning System

    Basic Principles and Methods of Environmental Protection Planning in the USSR

    The Choice of Main Directions and the Development of Special-purpose Programs for Activities to Solve Important Scientific and Technical Problems of the Environment

    B. Program Sector Level

    Ecological Models in the Land-Use Policy-making Process

    Models for Impact Assessment for Important Public Works

    Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Based on the Example of Federal Highway Planning

    Complex Development Program for the Balaton Region

    Development of Impact Studies on Infrastructures for Authorities and Railways in Switzerland

    C. Project Level

    Environmental Aspects of the Installation of a Pulp Mill

    The Search for Optimum Coastal Locations for Oil Refineries

    The Decision to Develop Petro-chemical Industry in the Municipality of Bamble, County of Telemark (South Norway)

    Environmental Appraisal for Future Petro-chemical Developments at National and Regional Levels in Scotland

    Part III Public Information and Participation

    Public Participation in the Canadian Environmental Assessment and Review Process

    Public Information and Participation in the Netherlands

    Public Participation in Conservation and Sustainable Development of Nature Resources

    Part IV Environmental Impact Assessment as an Instrument for Handling Trans-boundary Problems

    Principles of International Law Concerning Information and Consultation in Regard to Questions of Transnational Pollution

    Shaping Environmental Assessment for Use in International Activities

    Methodology of Investigations of Long-range Transport of Sulfur Compounds

Product details

  • No. of pages: 372
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483153513

About the Author

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Dr. Sam Stuart is a physiotherapist and a research Fellow within the Balance Disorders Laboratory, OHSU. His work focuses on vision, cognition and gait in neurological disorders, examining how technology-based interventions influence these factors. He has published extensively in world leading clinical and engineering journals focusing on a broad range of activities such as real-world data analytics, algorithm development for wearable technology and provided expert opinion on technology for concussion assessment for robust player management. He is currently a guest editor for special issues (sports medicine and transcranial direct current stimulation for motor rehabilitation) within Physiological Measurement and Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, respectively.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Northumbria University, UK Honorary Physiotherapist, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK

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