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Implementing Sustainability Through Strategic Environmental Assessment: Indications From The Experience Of The Autonomous Province Of Trento, Italy

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030191

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

552.49 kb

Author(s)

C. Diamantini & D. Geneletti

Abstract

Implementing sustainability through strategic environmental assessment: indications from the experience of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy C. Diamantini & D. Geneletti Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Trento, Italy Abstract Three different approaches to Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) can be identified in current practices. The first one considers SEA as a mere extension of Environmental Impact Assessment to policies, programmes, and plans (PPP). The second approach assigns to SEA the task of incorporating environmental concerns during the drawing up of PPP. Finally, the third approach places the procedure of SEA in the context of the emerging policies aimed at promoting sustainability. Thls contribution addresses this last approach by describing the on-going experience of the Autonomous Province of Trento, in northern Italy. Firstly, the paper addresses the process through which the local government has built-up a strategy for sustainable dev

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