Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/52843
Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Dagiliūtė, Renata;Juozapaitienė, Gintarė
Title: Socio-economic assessment in environmental impact assessment : experience and challenges in Lithuania
Is part of: Journal of environmental engineering and landscape management. Vilnius : Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, 2015, vol. 23, no. 3
Extent: p. 211-220
Date: 2015
Keywords: Assessment;Socio-economic;Social impact;Environmental impact;Lithuania
Abstract: In 2011, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Law amendment was approved and a socio-economic assessment formally became an integrated part of EIA in Lithuania. Therefore, this study examines a socio-economic assessment in the environmental impact statements (EIS) and the perceptions of the EIA experts towards a socio economic assessment. Although formally a socio-economic assessment has been validated only recently, 30% of specialists claimed having conducted a socio-economic assessment in detail prior to the amendments to the law. Thus, the EIS analysis has shown a rather poor consideration of these issues as mainly creation of work places was addressed. The survey has shown that preparation of the EIA documents after the formalisation of a socio-economic assessment would change mainly nominally. The EIA experts working in the private sector were more optimistic than those from state institutions. Reluctance of changes and personal attitudes have to be addressed, especially those particular to the experts of state institutions. In addition, methodological guidance, integrative approach and public involvement into the decision-making process could change the current situation and increase the effectiveness of the EIA process and the social impact assessment in general
Internet: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.3846/16486897.2015.1002842
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.3846/16486897.2015.1002842
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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