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Blev det som det var tänkt?: en internationell kunskapsöversikt om miljöuppföljning av väg- och järnvägsprojekt
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7828-3640
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Abstract [sv]

"Were the results as intended?" The question encapsulates the main purpose of

environmental follow-ups of road and railway projects. Documenting how far

the real environmental effects and consequences agree with those that were

described in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) is the main purpose of

an environmental follow-up. Another of its purposes is to identify unforeseen

effects and consequences, so that appropriate countermeasures can be taken.

Describing the extent to which any adaptive or mitigation measures had the

desired effect may be yet a further purpose of making an environmental

follow-up. An environmental follow-up can also aim to describe whether the

environmental consequences of the infrastructure project was kept within the

framework laid down at the time the investment decision was made. This

overview reports how an EIA follow-up is organised and carried out in other

countries, principally Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, the

USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Procedures are

presented for selecting infrastructure projects to follow up, together with

the environmental effects that are to be followed up. The importance of

clarifying the purpose of the follow-up is emphasised, as is the importance

of the follow-up activities being carried out according to a defined

programme. Among other things, the follow-up programme describes the various

players' responsibilities, access to baseline data, the timing of the

follow-up, the methods to be used, and how the results are to be reported and

used. The overview also takes up the follow-up's linkage to an environmental

management system. Examples are also given of a method known as adaptive

environmental management. Finally, the review looks at how experience gained

from follow-ups can be disseminated and transferred to the planning of future

infrastructure projects. The review shows that inspiration for more effective

approaches and methodology for EIA follow-ups in the road and railway sector

can also be sought in experience from follow-ups in other sectors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI meddelande 942 , 2003.
VTI meddelande, ISSN 0347-6049
Keyword [en]
Swedish, Sweden, Road construction, Environmental impact assesment study, Evaluation, Follow up study, International, Method, Railway, Recommendations
Research subject
Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Environment; Road: Construction of roads, tunnels and bridges; Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, Road: Environment
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-4907OAI: diva2:673736
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