Implementing Strategic Environmental Assessment

  • Michael Schmidt
  • Elsa João
  • Eike Albrecht

Part of the Environmental Protection in the European Union book series (ENVPROTEC, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXII
  2. Key Principles and Legal Framework for SEA

  3. Current Status and National Strategies for the Implementation of SEA in the European Union

    1. Thomas B. Fischer
      Pages 83-98
    2. Thomas Bunge
      Pages 99-116
    3. Paola Gazzola, Maristella Caramaschi
      Pages 117-135
    4. Ralf Aschemann
      Pages 149-158
    5. Mikael Hildén, Pauliina Jalonen
      Pages 159-175
    6. Lucie Václavíková, Harald Jendrike
      Pages 193-200
    7. Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, Beate Jessel
      Pages 201-215
    8. Sandra Ruza
      Pages 217-225
    9. Olavi Hiiemäe
      Pages 227-235
  4. Experience of SEA in North America and Oceania

  5. Requirements of SEA in Developing and Fast Developing Countries

    1. Vincent Onyango, Saul Namango
      Pages 291-303
    2. Vyacheslav Afanasyev
      Pages 321-330
    3. Cynthia Huang, Jennifer Yang
      Pages 331-345
  6. Methodologies for SEA and Public Participation

    1. Riki Thérivel, Graham Wood
      Pages 349-363
    2. Riki Thérivel
      Pages 385-395
    3. Tyson Harty, Daniel Potts, Donald Potts, Jehan El-Jourbagy
      Pages 397-408
    4. Engelberth Soto-Estrada, Rina Aguirre-Saldivar, Shafi Noor Islam
      Pages 409-420
    5. Harry Meyer-Steinbrenner
      Pages 433-442
    6. Jo Dewulf, Herman Van Langenhove
      Pages 443-458
    7. Anastássios Perdicoúlis
      Pages 459-469
  7. SEA for Abiotic and Biotic Resources

    1. Robert Mayer
      Pages 473-493
    2. Udo Bröring, Gerhard Wiegleb
      Pages 523-538
  8. Implementing SEA in Spatial and Sector Planning

    1. Frank Scholles, Christina von Haaren
      Pages 557-570
    2. Markus Reinke
      Pages 571-584
    3. Wolfgang Stein, Jürgen Gerlach, Paul Tomlinson
      Pages 585-597
    4. Michael Schmidt, Harry Storch, Hendrike Helbron
      Pages 599-619
  9. Conclusions

    1. Maria Rosário do Partidário
      Pages 649-663
    2. Ross Marshall, Thomas B. Fischer
      Pages 673-690
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 701-742

About this book


More countries are now using Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) than ever before. This timely and comprehensive Handbook describes the implementation of SEA in 18 countries around the world, as well as a critical analysis of different SEA methodologies. The Handbook starts by introducing key SEA principles and the legal requirements of the new European SEA Directive (which became law in 2004). It then describes the implementation of SEA in 11 European Union countries, as well as the USA, Canada and New Zealand. This is contrasted with SEA requirements of four developing countries. The Handbook explores public participation issues and the wide-range of SEA methodologies used in terms of resources (soils, water and biodiversity) and sectors of activity (transport, agriculture, waste management and industry). The Handbook concludes with a discussion on best practice, capacity building and the future of SEA.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Schmidt
    • 1
  • Elsa João
    • 2
  • Eike Albrecht
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Environmental PlanningBrandenburg University of Technology (BTU), CottbusCottbusGermany
  2. 2.Graduate School of Environmental StudiesUniversity of StrathcycleGlasgowScotland
  3. 3.Department of Environmental LawBrandenburg University of Technology (BTU), CottbusCottbusGermany

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