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Towards sustainability assessment follow-up

Morrison-Saunders, A., Pope, J., Bond, A. and Retief, F. (2014) Towards sustainability assessment follow-up. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 45 . pp. 38-45.

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Abstract

This paper conceptualises what sustainability assessment follow-up might entail for three models of sustainability assessment: EIA-driven integrated assessment, objectives-led integrated assessment and the contribution to sustainability model. The first two are characterised by proponent monitoring and evaluation of individual impacts and indicators while the latter takes a holistic view based around focused sustainability criteria relevant to the context. The implications of three sustainability challenges on follow-up are also examined: contested time horizons and value changes, trade-offs, and interdisciplinarity. We conclude that in order to meet these challenges some form of adaptive follow-up is necessary and that the contribution to sustainability approach is the best approach.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/20307
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