Objectives for, of and in Strategic Environmental Assessment

Hayes, SJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6409-2261 and Fischer, TB 2021, 'Objectives for, of and in Strategic Environmental Assessment' , in: Handbook on Strategic Environment Assessment , Research Handbooks on Impact Assessment , Edward Elgar, pp. 24-38.

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Access Information: This is a draft chapter. The final version is available in Handbook on Strategic Environment Assessment edited by Thomas B. Fischer and Ainhoa González, published in 2021, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.


This chapter explores the use of objectives as part of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). As suggested by the title, it does this by considering objectives in several ways. To illustrate the points made in our discussion we draw on UK practice examples, own research and also from international SEA literature. Looking at how objectives are set for SEA, how objectives of SEA are drawn up and how SEA scrutinises objectives in policies, plans and programmes shows how, far from being a simple procedural technique, the use of objectives is embedded in the politics of the environment, sustainable development and decision-making.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Fischer, TB and Gonzáles, A
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Series Name: Research Handbooks on Impact Assessment
ISBN: 9781789909920 (hardback); 9781789909937 (ebook)
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Depositing User: SJ Hayes
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2021 11:24
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 17:34
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/59723

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