Biodiversity in Environmental Assessment: Enhancing by Roel Slootweg, Asha Rajvanshi, Vinod B. Mathur, Arend

By Roel Slootweg, Asha Rajvanshi, Vinod B. Mathur, Arend Kolhoff

Human brought on improvement actions are brought with inadequate recognition to their results for our dwelling surroundings, even in circumstances the place environmental exams were performed. This obvious loss of awareness to biodiversity in environmental overview is rooted within the problems we have now in accurately addressing biodiversity in the scope, timeframe and price range allotted for exams. This booklet presents a conceptual history and sensible methods to beat those problems. It integrates the targets of the conference on organic variety, its environment strategy, and the conceptual framework of the Millennium atmosphere review right into a accomplished method of biodiversity in environmental evaluate. It highlights the necessity to contemplate the worth of biodiversity according to its use through every one stakeholder, addresses the significance of either social and financial improvement to arrive the Millennium improvement targets, and offers insights into how one can stability current and destiny wishes.

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The Annex to the book presents the ten case study documents underlying Chapter 9. Even although the reason to collect these cases was to evaluate the role of valuation of ecosystem services in decision making, the case studies provide a detailed view on how many of the concepts and approaches introduced in this book can be used in practice. The ten cases presented are: (1) Water Conservation and Irrigation Rehabilitation, Egypt (voluntary SEA). (2) Wetland Restoration Strategy, Aral Sea region (SEA-like process).

Sharing of information with all stakeholders is equally important. 30 · Roel Slootweg Principle 12: The ecosystem approach should involve all relevant sectors of society and scientific disciplines. The integrated management of land, water, and living resources requires increased communication and cooperation, (i) between sectors, (ii) at various levels of Government (national, provincial, local), and (iii) among Governments, civil society, and private sector stakeholders. The consequences of the ecosystem approach for environmental assessment can be summarised under six headings: (1) Transparency and stakeholder involvement.

Be adaptive: An adaptive approach is particularly useful in the implementation of the Precautionary Principle as it does not necessarily require having a high level of certainty about the impact of management measures before taking action, but involves taking such measures in the face of uncertainty, as part of a rigorously planned and controlled trial, with careful monitoring and periodic review to provide feedback, and amendment of decisions in the light of new information. Applying the Precautionary Principle may sometimes require strict prohibition of activities.

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