Essay On Environmental Impact Assessment And Sustainable Development

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Participation by the public, amongst other things, is crucial to the success of the EIA process.

EIA requirements to be successful
Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is the evaluation of the effects likely to arise from a major project (or other action) significantly affecting the environment (Jay, et al., 2007). It is a systematic process for considering possible impacts prior to a decision being taken on whether or not a proposal should be given approval to proceed (Jay, et al., 2007). Consultation and public participation are integral to this evaluation. EIA is thus an anticipatory, participatory environmental management tool (Jay, et al., 2007).
A successful EIA depends on: Strong EIA legislation and legal system to support it; A sound
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