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Approaching plans and programmes under the strategic environmental assessment view

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Author(s): OROIAN I. | M. PROOROCU | Antonia ODAGIU | Laura PAULETTE | C. IEDERAN | I. BRA┼×OVEAN

Journal: Proenvironment Promediu
ISSN 1844-6698

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: environmental strategic assessment | policy | plan | programme/project

ABSTRACT
Even strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is a concept which must be implemented at national level,no official regulations concerning the implementation nor adequate knowledge of this problem exist. The briefpresentation of this concept is the aim of this study. By definition, SEA is a process aiming to supply the takinginto consideration of the impact upon the environment when developmental sugestions at policy, planprogramme or project levels are elaborated, before the final decision connected to their promotion. The processof SEA implementation and its seven stages (framing, domain definition, P/P evaluation, performing theEnvironmental Report, consultation with authories and public, taking decision and monitoring) are presented inthis paper. The advantages of using this approach are also emphasized: acheiving sustainable management fromthe environmental point of view, improvement of the quality of the policy, plan or programme elaborationprocess, increase of the efficiency and efficacy of the decisonal process, stregthening of the leading system andinstitutional efficiency, strengthening of the EIA process for projects, facilitation of the transfrontaliercooperation.
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