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Kumulativa effekter och konsekvenser: behandling i miljöbedömning och miljökonsekvensbeskrivning för vägar
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Management and Assessment.
2010 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In Swedish transport infrastructure planning, cumulative effects are not given the attention demanded by

the Swedish Environmental Code and the European so-called SEA and EIA directives (Strategic

Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment, respectively). In the Environmental

Code, the formulations concerning cumulative effects are vague. The EIA handbook of the Swedish

Road Administration does not give much guidance. There is thus a great need for development of

procedures and methods adapted to Swedish road planning.

The overall aim of the report is to contribute to the development of the treatment of cumulative effects in

SEA and EIA of road planning in Sweden. Specific aims are to describe the concept of cumulative

effects and to give advice on approaches and methods that can be used in cumulative effects analysis and

assessment. The report mainly builds on American and Canadian literature. “Cumulative effects” are

changes to the environment that are caused by an action or measure together with other past, present and

future actions and measures.

The report advices a structured procedure for the description and assessment of cumulative effects. The

recommended procedure takes ”Valued Ecosystem Components” as its point of departure. VEC are any

parts of the environment that is considered important by the proponent, public, scientists and authorities

participating in the assessment procedure. The procedure has five steps: 1) scoping, 2) analysis of effects,

3) identification of the need for mitigation, 4) evaluation of significance, 5) follow-up. The report gives

examples of the application of these steps adapted to Swedish road planning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping, 2010.
, VTI Rapport, ISSN 0347-6030 ; 674
Keyword [sv]
MKB, kumulativa effekter
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-62354OAI: diva2:480197
QC 20120119Available from: 2012-01-19 Created: 2012-01-19 Last updated: 2012-01-19Bibliographically approved

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