Reflecting on, and revising, international best practice principles for EIA follow-up

Morrison-Saunders, Angus, Arts, Jos, Bond, Alan, Pope, Jenny and Retief, Francois (2021) Reflecting on, and revising, international best practice principles for EIA follow-up. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 89. ISSN 0195-9255

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Abstract

Follow-up is a vital component of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), being essential for understanding assessment outcomes. Long-standing international best practice principles for EIA follow-up are reviewed, and revisions proposed, based on workshops with academics and practitioners, literature review and self-reflection. The proposed revision of EIA follow-up principles will feature an introduction with a simple definition and explanation of objectives for follow-up, and 15 principles. The revised principles address: objective; context; early establishment; project life-cycle; transparency; accessibility; accountability; performance criteria provision; enforcement; learning; adaptive environmental management; flexible or adaptive approach; tiering; cumulative effects and overall performance evaluation. Through publishing this proposal, it is hoped to simultaneously inform or inspire EIA practitioners to enhance their own follow-up knowledge and practices, and to seek input for further refinements that might lead to a revised set of international best practice principles for EIA follow-up.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental impact assessment,follow-up,best practice,principles,learning,adaptive,environmental science(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2021 23:49
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 16:25
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/79844
DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2021.106596

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