SEA outlook - future challenges and possibilities

E.M.M.S. João, M. Schmidt (Editor), E.M.M.S. João (Editor), E. Albrecht (Editor)

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Book chapter discussing barriers to a successful Strategic Environmental Assessment(SEA). Four main potential problems are considered: bland alternatives, weak public participation, lack of the 'right data', and generally poor procedures and methodology. The chapter concludes with an analysis of the need for quality assurance mechanisms for SEA, and evaluates whether SEA should be integrated with sustainability appraisal or not.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImplementing Strategic Environmental Assessment
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameEnvironmental Protection in the European Union
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg


  • strategic environmental assessment
  • SEA Directive
  • legislation
  • tiering
  • Project EIA
  • cumulative impact assessment
  • environment


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