Effective SEA System and Case Studies

The purpose of this report is to show what is the nature of SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment), the merits of SEA and the elements of SEA referring to several good experiences in European countries and North American countries. The report is aimed at helping readers understand SEA and to implement SEA in individual situations.

The report was prepared under the supervision of the Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan. Kiichiro HAYASHI of Mitsubishi Research Institute, INC, drafted chapter 1 and 2 and finalized by Barry SADLER, EIA Adviser to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), greatly supported by three international experts, Rob VERHEEM(who drafted chapter 3.1 to 3.6), Adjunct Secretary to the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Impact Assessment, Jiri DUSIK(who drafted chapter 3.7 to 3.12), Project Manager to the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe and Paul TOMLINSON(who drafted chapter 3.13 to 3.16), Head of Environmental Assessment & Policy to the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) Ltd. Chapter 3 was prepared by the international experts.

See the full report: http://www.env.go.jp/policy/assess/2-4strategic/3sea_5_en/data/en_all.pdf

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