Participative SEA Approach for Data Collection and Objective Formulation
2009 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, ISSN 1464-3332, Vol. 11, no 2, 189-211 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper analyses the interaction between data needs and objective formulation in Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). This topic is discussed from the experiences that were gained by designing and applying a participative SEA pre-study process in the developing region of the Sonso Lagoon, Colombia. Data collection and issue identification are described, as are the different purposes and similarities with objective-led and baselineled SEAs. It is argued that the participative framework used in Sonso can be applied in similar developing country contexts where there is a lack of environmental data and clear development goals. Finally, it is stressed that the participative SEA pre-study process can be implemented in situations where different sector objectives conflict or in circumstances where there is a need to formulate regional or municipal development objectives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Imperial College Press, 2009. Vol. 11, no 2, 189-211 p.
strategic environmental assessment, scale and data, public participation, objective formulation, developing countries
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-46174ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70349126304OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-46174DiVA: diva2:453503
QC 201111092011-11-022011-11-022015-05-25Bibliographically approved