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The Influence of EIA Approval Conditions on Environmental Practices

Dik, H. and Morrison-Saunders, A. (2002) The Influence of EIA Approval Conditions on Environmental Practices. In: IAIA'02 Assessing the Impact of Impact Assessment: Impact Assessment for Informed Decision-making, 15-21 June 2002, The Hague

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The theme of the conference was to reflect on the role of impact assessment in the process of decision making and managing a business. He or she who sees an IA as a "societal permit" will be in for a disillusion. Such a permit will only be accessible via positive direct stakeholder engagement. A sound IA process asks for a constant feedback of relevant environmental, societal and economic findings from researchers to the project managers to avoid "work in isolation" for both groups. Plus, more attention to the socio-economic effects of new projects: sustainable development is after all the balance and combined result of economic development, societal responsibility and environmental care.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: International Association for Impact Assessment
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