Strategic Environmental Assessment

Authored by: Richard Kenchington , Toni Cannard

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415531757
eBook ISBN: 9780203115398
Adobe ISBN: 9781136294822


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In the 1960s the impacts of human activities on natural resource systems and environmental health became matters of increasing national and international policy concern. The United States National Environmental Policy Act (1969) introduced the concept of Environmental Impact Assessment to address the possible impacts on the environment of proposed projects. During the 1970s many nations drew on this example to develop similar legislation

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