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Environmental Governance


1) Evaluation of the effect of a project upon the environment. (Source: GEMET/PHC) 2) A national procedure for evaluating the likely impact of a proposed activity on the environment. (Source: Art. 1 Espoo Convention)

Environmental impact assessment, as a national instrument, shall be undertaken for proposed activities that are likely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment and are subject to a decision of a competent natonal authority (Source: InforMEA based on Rio Principle17)


Alternative labels:
Environmental impact study
Strategic environmental assessment
Sustainable appraisal
Related concepts:

In other languages

évaluation de l'impact sur l'environnement
оценка воздействия на окружающую среду, экологическая экспертиза
evaluación del impacto ambiental
تقييم التأثير على البيئة

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with Environmental Impact Assessment

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with Environmental Impact Assessment. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
World Heritage Convention
Prevention and Emergency Protocol
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Offshore Protocol
Espoo Convention
Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment
Abidjan Convention
Noumea Convention
Cartagena Convention
Jeddah Convention
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Minamata Convention on Mercury
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution


Effectiveness and Compliance of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (LRTAP)