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Routledge Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment

Edited by: Kevin Hanna

Print publication date:  April  2022
Online publication date:  April  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367244477
eBook ISBN: 9780429282492
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429282492
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Book description

Globally, environmental impact assessment (EIA) is one of the most enduring and influential environmental management tools. This handbook provides readers with a strong foundation for understanding the practice of EIA, by outlining the different types of assessment while also providing a guide to best practice.



This collection deploys a research and practice-based approach to the subject, delivering an overview of EIA as an essential and practical tool of environmental protection, planning, and policy. To best understand the most pertinent issues and challenges surrounding EIA today, this volume draws together prominent researchers, practitioners, and young scholars who share their work and knowledge to cover two key parts. The first part introduces EIA processes and best practices through analytical and critical chapters on the stages/elements of the EIA process and different components and forms of assessment. These provide examples that cover a wide range of assessment methods and cross-cutting issues, including cumulative effects assessment, social impact assessment, Indigenous-led assessment, risk assessment, climate change, and gender-based assessment. The second part provides jurisdictional reviews of the European Union, the US National Environmental Policy Act, recent assessment reforms in Canada, EIA in developing economies, and the EIA context in England.



By providing a concise outline of the process followed by in-depth illustrations of approaches, methods and tools, and case studies, this book will be essential for students, scholars, and practitioners of environmental impact assessment.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  An introduction to environmental impact assessment Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Strategic environmental assessment Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Cumulative effects assessment Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Assessing social impacts and promoting sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Risk assessment and risk analysis Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Sustainability assessment principles and practices Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Climate change in environmental assessment in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Health impact assessment Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Environmental impact assessment and disaster risk management Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Regional assessment Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Gender analysis and environmental impact assessment Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Applications of geographic information systems, spatial analysis, and remote sensing in environmental impact assessment Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Indigenous impact assessment Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Innovative approaches to achieving meaningful public participation in next-generation impact assessment Download PDF
Chapter  15:  A practitioner's guide to EIA in developing countries Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The European Union Environmental Impact Assessment Directive Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The United States National Environmental Policy Act Download PDF
Chapter  18:  EIA in England Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Environmental assessment reform in Canada Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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