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EIA models and capacity building in Viet Nam: an analysis of development aid programs

Published Date: 
09/2003

There has been a decided lack of empirical research examining development aid agencies as ‘agents of change’ in environmental impact assessment (EIA) systems in developing countries, particularly research examining the model of environmental planning practice promoted by aid agencies as part of capacity building. This paper briefly traces a conceptual framework of EIA, then introduces the concept of ‘‘EIA capacity building’’.

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An Environmental Impact Assessment of China's WTO Accession: An analysis of six sectors

Published Date: 
10/2004

China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been an event of exceptional importance. Its impact on China’s economy has been remarkable but the environmental consequences have also been undeniable. It has created opportunities and challenges for improved environmental management, all of which require determined action on the part of the Chinese authorities.

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