Conducting Sustainability Assessments

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This volume reviews the state of the art in conducting sustainability assessments, including the range of methodologies and tools available. It describes current practice in OECD countries, as well as the continuing debate on quantifying and comparing diverse types of short- and long-term policy impacts. 


Sustainability Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment

This paper firstly defines the terms strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and sustainability impact assessment (SIA) and highlights the common features of and the differences between these two instruments. Secondly, it touches upon the shift from SEA to SIA currently happening in many countries. Thirdly, it sums up lessons learned from SEA practice in Austria and draws conclusions for the Austrian approach to SIA.


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