publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

CAPACITY BUILDING FOR EIA IN BRAZIL: PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS AND PROBLEMS TO BE OVERCOME

Denis Kirchhoff;
Open Access
  • Published: 21 Nov 2011 Journal: Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, volume 8, pages 1-18 (issn: 1464-3332, eissn: 1757-5605, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt
Abstract
<jats:p> In Brazil, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been part of the environmental legislation since 1981 when the Brazilian National Environmental Policy (BNEP) was established. The BNEP established several tools intended to reconcile socio-economic development with environment conservation. More than twenty years have passed, and what is still seen in general is a need for improved capacity to implement these instruments to their full extent, particularly because of the lack of integration among these tools and, in many instances, a lack of the necessary levels of power and resources to enforce the very instruments that are aimed at integrating envir...
Subjects
free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Capacity Building, Environmental Impact Assessment, risk assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Legislation, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Strategic environmental assessment, Environmental impact assessment, Engineering, Capacity building, Environmental policy, Risk assessment, Environmental planning, Systemic approach
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