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Complements and extends the process and methods discussion of volume 1, through the focus on practice. Part 1 provides a framework for the volume, considering what makes an effective EIA system and the primary requirements for ensuring effectiveness - capacity building and quality review. Part 2 explores the transnational dimensions of EIA, including the Espoo Convention on transboundary impacts and the work of the multilateral financial institutions. Part 3 uses six regionally focused chapters - Eastern Europe, East Asia, Central and South America, North America and the European Union - to explore the pressures for the adoption of EIA and what is required for effective implementation.
Part I: Quality and Effectiveness: Introduction Comparative Evaluation of EIA Systems Capacity Building Quality and Quality Control in EIA Part II: EIA At the International Level: The Convention of Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context EIA and Multi-Lateral Financial Institutions Part III: International Experience: EIA in Central and Eastern Europe EIA in East Asia; EIA in Africa EIA in South and Central America EIA in North America EIA in the European Union Part IV: Sectoral Experience: Policy Environmental Assessment EIA of Land-Use Plans: Experience under the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act EIA and Waste Management EIA of Road and Rail Infrastructure EIA for Energy Projects EIA for Mining Projects EIA for Water Projects