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Book chapter, 2016

Beyond current SEA practice

Therivel, Riki; Jones, Michael; Jenkins, Bryan


This chapter brings together the findings of the IAIA Prague conference theme ‘Beyond Current SEA Practice' and other supporting literature to consider the status of current SEA practice and how it can be improved. A key outcome of this analysis was concern over the current disconnection between SEA and planning processes, which in turn means that truly positive environmental outcomes are only seldom achieved. The chapter concludes with practical ideas about going beyond current SEA practice based on ideas being developed by SEA practitioners to enable more sustainable planning decisions.


SEA, sustainability, environmental assessment,

Published in

Book title: European and international experiences of strategic environmental assessment : recent progress and future prospects
ISBN: 9780415656771, eISBN: 9781315678450
Publisher: Routledge

    SLU Authors

    • Jones, Michael

      • Swedish Biodiversity Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Environmental Sciences

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