Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Assessment - Are Health Impact Assessment and/or Integrated Impact Assessment the Answer?

Elena Keates

Studenteropgave: Speciale

Abstrakt

Despite the recognition of the need to acknowledge and regard health considerations within environmental assessment, there is a widely admitted lack of compliance in practice. This lack of compliance has been studied, and solutions proposed, however, the problem remains. After reviewing prior studies underlining the lack of inclusion of health in environmental assessment, and reviewing regulations and guidance concerning Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment, the report looks at the proposed resolutive measures of Health Impact Assessment and Integrated Impact Assessment. A discussion of barriers to the incorporation of health in environmental assessment, the ability of Health Impact Assessment and Integrated Impact Assessment to bridge the divide between regulation and practice, and proposed future measures follows. The use of expert opinion and knowledge garnered by an original empirical study is used. The report focuses regionally on England, Scotland, and Wales.

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato7 apr. 2011
VejledereBo Elling & Paul Thorn

Emneord

  • Policy
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Wales
  • Integrated Impact Assessment
  • England
  • United Kingdom
  • Scotland
  • Environment and Health
  • EIA and SEA
  • Health Impact Assessment