Environmental Assessment in Countries in Transition
Edited by E. Bellinger, Head of Environmental
Sciences at the Central European University, Budapest,
N. Lee, C. George, and A. Paduret, Environmental
Impact Assesment Centre, University of Manchester
The countries included in this study on the regulations
and practices relating environmental assessment are
Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic,
Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova,
Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
Each country study has been prepared by specialists
from within the country concerned.
The publication is divided into four sections. Part
I is an introduction to environmental assessment
in countries in transition. Part II contains
individual country studies on environmental assessment,
legislation and practice. Part III examines a
number of leading issues concerning the operation, effectiveness
and training requirements for environmental assessment.
Part IV presents overall conclusions and recommendations.
This study will be of interest to EA practitioners
in public administration; development and consultant
organizations; training and educational and research
institutes; and international and bilateral aid agencies.
Project level EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment)
and, to a lesser extent, SEA (Strategic Environmental
Assessment) for planning and other strategic-level actions
have been, or are being, introduced in the great majority
of countries in transition (CIT). As yet, however, most
of the countries have only limited experience in formulating
"state of the art" EIA regulations and applying them
satisfactorily. Furthermore, such experiences in CITs
that do exist are not yet sufficiently well documented
and widely disseminated. This report should be of considerable
value in helping to strengthen EA regulation and practice
in the region.
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