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Environmental Governance

Definition(s)

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)

Hierarchy

Related terms:
EIA
environmental impact study
impact assessment
strategic environmental assessment
sustainable appraisal

In other languages

French
évaluation de l'impact sur l'environnement
Russian
оценка воздействия на окружающую среду, экологическая экспертиза
Spanish
evaluación del impacto ambiental
Chinese, Simplified
环境影响评估
Arabic
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
Basel Convention
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
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
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

Multimedia

Effectiveness and Compliance of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (LRTAP)