This Chapter critically examines procedures and methods that are applied in SEA, identifying strengths and weaknesses of analytical tools, what is missing and what we need to do better or differently. SEA has been increasingly understood by SEA academics and practitioners as a process rather than solely a technique (Bina, 2007). As such, it involves stakeholders with interests and power. Therefore, after an initial section on the background and state of the art of methods and procedures in SEA, the Chapter focuses on three main themes: baseline, political and pragmatic contexts. Through these themes the Chapter discusses how adaptive and robust SEA is in analyzing the impacts and issues that matter.
|Title of host publication||European and International Experiences of Strategic Environmental Assessment|
|Subtitle of host publication||Recent Progress and Future Prospects|
|Editors||Barry Sadler, Jiří Dusík|
|Place of Publication||Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Mar 2016|
- strategic environmental assessment
- environmental impact analysis
- strategic planning
João, E., & Annandale, D. (2016). SEA procedures and methods: the importance of baseline, political and pragmatic contexts. In B. Sadler, & J. Dusík (Eds.), European and International Experiences of Strategic Environmental Assessment: Recent Progress and Future Prospects (pp. 225-243).