This topic provides insight into the different types of EIA systems, the range of legal, policy and institutional arrangements that can be provided and the directions in which these are developing. It also examines the factors that need to be considered when establishing or modifying a national EIA system.
Learning Outcomes of this Section
On successful completion of this Section, you will be able to:
- Understand the purpose, scope and content of EIA policy and legislation
- Understand the EIA requirements of International Organisations and relevant International Environmental Agreements
- Demonstrate understanding of the legal principles underpinning a functional EIA system
- Show familiarity with duties placed on local authorities and developers