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Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract SEA is currently becoming an important tool for sustainable development. The main principles of SEA are to incorporate environmental considerations to the process of development of strategic documents and to make the process of the decision-making more transparent. Over the past years, there have been an increasing number of countries especially transitional and developing countries such as Belarus that consider joining the international conventions for SEA such as EU Directive 2001/42/EC (the SEA Directive) and UNECE SEA Protocol. This research focuses on the capacity assessment for SEA implementation in Belarus. The benchmarks for SEA capacity assessment were defined. For identifying the approaches for SEA implementation in the countries in transition, the experience of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe was analyzed. The capacity assessment for Belarus was made involved three levels, namely, system level, as well as organizational and individual levels. The paper analyses strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for SEA implementation in Belarus. The study concludes with some suggestions that might help to improve capacity for SEA implementation.

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2005. , 88 p.
Keyword [en]
environmental assessment (EA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA), state environmental review (SER), public environmental review (PER), transitional countries, Belarus, the EU Directive 2001/42/EC, the UNECE SEA Protocol, capacity needs assessment, capacity development.
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Other Environmental Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-1400Local ID: diva2:828633
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2015-05-21 Created: 2005-06-03 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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