Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is undertaken much earlier in the decision-making process than project environmental impact assessment (EIA), and it is therefore seen as a key tool for sustainable development. The Protocol also provides for extensive public participation in government decision-making in numerous development sectors.

Topics: 
environmental impact assessment, sound environmental management, national strategy
Entry into force: 
11 Jul 2010
Parent treaty: 
Espoo Convention
Region: 
Global
Source of information: SEA Protocol website .
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