Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Goode on Commercial Law

Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
Price: £170.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Environmental Impact Assessment in the Arctic: A Guide to Best Practice

Image not available lge

ISBN13: 9781784711573
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00

Low stock.

Significant growth in economic activity in the Arctic has added weight to the argument that projects must be developed responsibly and sustainably. Addressing growing concerns regarding the exploitation of the Arctic's natural resources, this timely book presents and evaluates examples of best practice in Arctic environmental impact assessment.

Timo Koivurova and Pamela Lesser succinctly synthesise primary data gathered from interviews with local communities, indigenous peoples, NGOs, government officials and businesses in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Canada, Russia and the USA.

Considering all stakeholder perspectives, they present the regulatory processes of all eight Arctic countries, and also provide helpful flowcharts that depict the process graphically for each country.

Measuring these practices against the 1997 Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment in the Arctic, the only Arctic environmental impact assessment guidance document that has been officially approved by the ministers of all eight Arctic countries, this book identifies key areas where adherence to best practice is high, such as stakeholder outreach and development, as well as those areas that fall short.

Thorough and accessible, Environmental Impact Assessment in the Arctic will provide an excellent reference for academics in the fields of law and environmental studies as well as for government officials and stakeholders who stand to benefit from best practice.

Image not available lge
Environmental Law
1. Environmental Impact Assessment: Introduction to a Policy Instrument Manifesting Sustainable Development
2. EIA in the Arctic
3. Theoretical Discussion of Best Practice Research
4. Approach and Methodology
5. Country Chapters: i. Finland, ii. Sweden, iii. Norway, iv. Iceland, v. Greenland, vi. Canada, vii. USA, viii. Russia
6. Synthesis
7. Transboundary EIA
8. Conclusions
Appendix A: Criteria for Best Practices
Appendix B: Questionnaire EIA
Appendix C: Interviews
Appendix D: TEIA Summary Table