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By Elsa João (auth.), Professor Dr. Michael Schmidt, Dr. Elsa João, Dr. Eike Albrecht (eds.)

More nations at the moment are utilizing Strategic Environmental review (SEA) than ever prior to. This well timed and entire instruction manual describes the implementation of SEA in 18 international locations all over the world, in addition to a severe research of alternative SEA methodologies. The instruction manual begins by way of introducing key SEA ideas and the felony necessities of the recent ecu SEA Directive (which grew to become legislation in 2004). It then describes the implementation of SEA in eleven ecu Union international locations, in addition to the united states, Canada and New Zealand. this is often contrasted with SEA necessities of 4 constructing international locations. The guide explores public participation concerns and the wide-range of SEA methodologies utilized in phrases of assets (soils, water and biodiversity) and sectors of job (transport, agriculture, waste administration and industry). The guide concludes with a dialogue on top perform, means construction and the way forward for SEA.

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174 EC Treaty, rec. 28). Furthermore, the current generation has an obligation to future generations to leave sufficient stocks of social, environmental and economic resources for them to enjoy levels of well being at least as high as our own. Therefore these principles are connected with the principle of sustainability 1 What has to be noticed is that the SEA Directive is based on Art. 142) because the new Art. 175 para 2 of the EC Treaty came into force after the SEA Directive was enacted. Therefore this provision could not been used as a competence norm.

It should be seen as looking for different, more sustainable means to, achieve human quality of life ends. ” The English guidance on implementing the SEA Directive (ODPM 2003) – the first guidance to be published in Europe – includes a useful diagram that stages the design of different alternatives (see Fig. 3). The hierarchy of alternatives starts by deciding if development can be obviated, if not, then it considers how should it be done in a more environmentally or sustainable way, only after this stage does it consider alternatives of where should the development go and decides about timing and detailed implementation.

175 para 2 of the EC Treaty came into force after the SEA Directive was enacted. Therefore this provision could not been used as a competence norm. 2 Purpose and Background of the European SEA Directive 19 (Callies and Ruffert 2002, Art. 174 EC Treaty, rec. 53). Additionally, though the principles of precaution and prevention are solely laid down in Art. 2 Therefore it can be said, that the precautionary principle and the principle, that preventive action should be taken, are fundamental European principles.

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