Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development: European Practice and Experience (Evaluating Sustainable Development Series)

Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development: European Practice and Experience (Evaluating Sustainable Development Series)

By: Colin Kirkpatrick (editor), Clive George (editor)Hardback

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Translation of the principle of sustainable development into policy and practice, and the evaluation of the outcomes of these strategic interventions, are some of the most pressing challenges facing policymakers in Europe and beyond. The chapters in this book contribute to the debate surrounding these challenges. By exploring the conceptual and methodological issues relating to the evaluation of sustainable development and analysing European practice and experience, this work provides a coherent and integrated contribution to our understanding of these issues. With contributions from a distinguished international group of authors, this book will be of interest to researchers, policy analysts and practitioners in the area of impact assessment and sustainable development.

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Edited by Clive George, former Senior Research Fellow, Impact Assessment Research Centre, Institute for Development Policy and Management, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester and Colin Kirkpatrick, former Hallsworth Professor of Development Economics, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and Co-Director, Regulation Research Programme, Centre on Regulation and Competition (CRC), University of Manchester, UK


Contents: Preface 1. Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development: An Introduction Clive George and Colin Kirkpatrick PART I: EVALUATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPTS AND METHODS 2. The Long and Winding Road of Sustainable Development Evaluation Peter Hardi 3. Evaluation for Sustainable Development: The Rio Model of Governance Martin Janicke 4. Evaluation of Regional Network Governance: Capacity Building for Steering Sustainable Development Wolfgang Meyer and Sebastian Elbe 5. The Role of Evaluation in Regional Sustainable Development Joe Ravetz 6. Considering Environmental Aspects in Integrated Impact Assessment: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead Klaus Jacob, Julia Hertin and Axel Volkery 7. The Contribution of Environmental Assessment to Sustainable Development: Toward a Richer Conceptual Understanding Matthew Cashmore 8. How Useful are Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact Assessment? Serban Scrieciu 9. Methods and Tools for Integrated Sustainability Assessment (MATISSE): A New European Project Paul Weaver, Jan Rotmans, John Turnpenny, Alex Haxeltine and Andrew Jordan 10. The Selection of Suitable Tools for Sustainability Impact Assessment Marjan van Herwijnen and Wouter de Ridder PART II: IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES 11. Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Environmental Policies in Europe Benjamin Goerlach, Eduard Interwies, Jodi Newcombe and Helen Johns 12. Implementing a Monitoring System for the French National Strategy for Sustainable Development Benoit Simon and Jean-Pierre Sivignon 13. The Quality of Impact Assessment in Slovakia Katarina Staronova 14. Challenges of Regulating Integrated Impact Assessment: The Case of Slovenia Mojca Golobic and Franc Zakrajsek 15. Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Assessment in the Netherlands Geert P.J. Draaijers and Rob Verheem 16. Exploring the Feasibility of Sustainability Impact Assessment Procedures for Federal Policies in Belgium Tom Bauler, Marco Waktare and Alessandro Bonifazi Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781845427870
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781845427870
  • ISBN10: 1845427874

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