Lecture on Framework and Tools for Sustainable Development
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Framework and Tools for Sustainable Development:

Project-based and Strategic Environmental Assessment.

 

PROFESSOR: Professor Lex Brown, Griffith University, Brisbane

Date: 24-25-26 February, 2017

Venue: Room 902, Zonghe Building, Siping Campus, Tongji University

 

Examination to be held on time to be advised Monday 27 February.

 

STRUCTURE & CONTENT (18 hours contact)

Friday 

 

 

Morning         0900-1030    1045-1215

Afternoon      1330-1500    1515-1645

Lectures/         Discussions/

Workshops

 

topics

 

The tool of Environmental Assessment (EA): origins, international uptake, and development.  Projects, policies and plans as development processes.

 

Main concepts and stages of EA.

 

Recap on the issue of cumulative impacts, and the inability of EA to address regional, national or global concerns: SEA

 

Scope EA for a project. Scope the proponents activities.

 

 

MUST READ, PREFERABLY BEFORE CLASS

Donnelly et al. (2008)

Morgan (2012)

Glasson et al. (2012)

Tennoy et al. (2006)

 

 

Saturday

Morning         0900-1030    1045-1215

Afternoon      1330-1500    1515-1645

Lectures/         Discussions/

Workshops

 

Topics

 

Discussion of previous night’s readings

 

Recap on the steps in EA of projects: screening, scoping, prediction, mitigation, enforcement

 

Prediction and uncertainty

 

 

 

SEA

Is SEA just an upstream version of EA of Projects?

 

The project cycle, and actors, inputs and outputs to that cycle. Communication

 

Major focus on the role of the different actors.

 

Time line of development – and decision points.

 

Ecosystems Services – role in EA/SEA

MUST READ, PREFERABLY BEFORE CLASS

Che et al. (2011)

Tetlow and Hanusch (2012)

Ledec (2012)

UNEP (2014)

 

 

 

Sunday

Morning         0900-1030    1045-1215

Afternoon      1330-1500    1515-1645

Lectures/         Discussions/

Workshops

 

topics

 

Discussion of previous night’s readings

 

The parallel and separate processes: role of different actors in EA:

· decision-scoping

· timing

 

What makes EA effective, and what makes it ineffective:  Achievements in EA

 

Mainstreaming environment in project, plan and policy development

 

Time line of development – and decision points.

 

Other environmental Management Tools in the Development Process.

MUST READ, PREFERABLY  BEFORE CLASS

Brown & Hill (1995)

Brown & McDonald (1995)

Harding et al (2009)

UNEP (2014)

wn (1997)

 

 

 

Monday

Time for examination will be advised   

 

 

Examination

1 hour duration

 

 

READINGS:

Brown, A.L. and Hill, R.C. (1995) Decision-scoping:  making environmental assessment learn how the design process works.  Project Appraisal, 10 (4), 223 - 232.

Brown, A.L. and McDonald, G.T. (1995)  From Environmental Impact Assessment to environmental  design and planning. Australian Journal of Environmental Management, 2(2) 65-77.

Che, X, English, A., Lu, J. and Chen, Y.D. (2011) Improving the effectiveness of planning EIA (PEIA) in China: Integrating planning and assessment during the preparation of Shenzhen's Master Urban Plan.  Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 31, 561-571.

Donnelly, A., Dalal-Clayton, B. and Hughes, R. (1998), “Introduction to Impact
Assessment and Guidelines”, in A Directory of Impact Assessment Guidelines,International Institute for Environment and Development, London, pp. 7-14.

Glasson, J., Therivel, R. and Chadwick, A. (2012), ‘Starting up; Early stages’, in Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, 4th edn, Routledge, pp. 83-113. 

Harding, R. et al. (2009) Chapter 8: Tools for Environmental Decision-making, In Environmnetal Decision-Making: Exploring complexity and contentLedec, G. (2012) "Making wind power more biodiversity-friendly".  Paper delivered at IAIA Conference, Porto, May-June

Morgan, R.K. (2012) Environmental impact assessment: The state of the art.  Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, Vol 30:1: pp. 5-14.

Tennoy, A., Kvaerner, J. & Gjerstad, K.I. (2006) “Uncertainty in environmental impact assessment predictions: the need for better communication and more transparency”, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 24(1):45-56.

Tetlow, M.F. and Hanusch, M. (2012) Strategic environmental assessment: the state of the art. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, Vol 30:1: pp. 15-24.

UNEP (2014). “Integrating Ecosystem Services in Strategic
Environmental Assessment: A guide for practitioners”. A report of Proecoserv. Geneletti, D