Towards sustainability assessment follow-up

Morrison-Saunders, Angus, Pope, Jenny, Bond, Alan and Retief, Francois (2014) Towards sustainability assessment follow-up. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 45. pp. 38-45. ISSN 0195-9255

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This paper conceptualises what sustainability assessment follow-up might entail for three models of sustainability assessment: EIA-driven integrated assessment, objectives-led integrated assessment and the contribution to sustainability model. The first two are characterised by proponent monitoring and evaluation of individual impacts and indicators while the latter takes a holistic view based around focused sustainability criteria relevant to the context. The implications of three sustainability challenges on follow-up are also examined: contested time horizons and value changes, trade-offs, and interdisciplinarity. We conclude that in order to meet these challenges some form of adaptive follow-up is necessary and that the contribution to sustainability approach is the best approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adaptive follow-up,eia follow-up,integrated assessment ,trade-offs,sustainability assessment,strategic environmental assessment
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 12:54
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2020 23:57
DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2013.12.001

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