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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA)

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French Equivalent: Etude d’impact sur l’environnement (EIE)

Definition:
An environmental impact assessment (EIA) is an analytical process that systematically examines the possible environmental consequences of the implementation of projects, programmes and policies.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Environment impact statement

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, November 08, 2001