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

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.


Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Law European SEA Directive European Union (EU) Strategic Decision-Making Strategic Environmental Assessment biodiversity development sustainability sustainable development thermodynamic approach tra

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin · Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20562-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27134-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-8694
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