The second review of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) effectiveness in Ireland, funded by the EPA, started on the 31st of March 2018. The project goal is to update the progress made in implementing SEA in Ireland and to guide future actions. This is the second Newsletter relating to the project, published in October 2018.
The second review of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) effectiveness in Ireland, funded by the EPA, started on the 31st of March 2018. The project goal is to update the progress made in implementing SEA in Ireland and to guide future actions. This is the first Newsletter relating to the project, published in June 2018.
In 2017, the EPA, in association with the other four environmental authorities, initiated a review of the progress made to date in the delivery of the various actions and recommendations in the SEA Effectiveness Review in Ireland Action Plan 2012–2016. The updated and extended SEA Action Plan has been prepared with a view to progressing the implementation of those actions which are still outstanding or only partially delivered.
In 2017 the EPA, in association with the other four SEA environmental authorities, initiated a review of the progress made to date in the delivery of the various actions and recommendations in the 'SEA Effectiveness Review in Ireland Action Plan 2012–2016'. This Progress Update summarises the findings of this review.
The aim of this manual is to provide a useful guide on how Geographic Information Systems can be used to enhance environmental assessments being carried out.
Alternatives are fundamental to the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process. This research report makes recommendations for how to incorporate good practice when considering alternatives in the plan and SEA making process. It also sets out a methodology for how to develop and assess alternatives when carrying out SEA.
The Manual provides a step by step guide to the SEA and plan-making process with a view to promoting integration between the key stages of both processes. It has been prepared for Local and Regional Authorities by the Western Regional Authority (WRA) in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Note: This version was reviewed/updated in 2015.
This leaflet explains how climate change issues can be considered in strategic environmental assessment (SEA), with particular reference to the requirements of European Directive 2001/42/EC (the "SEA Directive"). It explains what climate change impacts are and how they can be described, predicted and addressed.
Consultation Draft of the EPA's SEA Process Checklist to assist in undertaking a full SEA, January 2013
Consultation Draft of the Environmental Protection Agency's SEA Process Checklist to assist in undertaking a full SEA
Executive summary of the findings of the national study to determine the effectiveness of SEA in Ireland related to the Regional Planning Guidelines. Recommendations are put forward in relation to guidance, training & awareness, data collection/provision & sharing and governance and legislation.
This is the report of the review of effectiveness review of SEA in Ireland in relation to the Regional Planning Guidelines., December 2012
Findings of the review of the effectiveness of SEA in Ireland in relation to the Regional Planning Guidelines
Through the National SEA (Environmental Authority) Technical Forum the 5 SEA statutory environmental authorities in Ireland have jointly developed an SEA Action Plan to implement the key priority recommendations of the SEA Effectiveness Review. The implementation of this Action Plan will be dependent on a shared responsibility in delivering the key priority recommendations.
The key findings and recommendations from the 'Effectiveness Review of SEA in Ireland' are presented in this report. Recommendations are included to address issues relating to guidance, training & awareness, data collection, provision & sharing and governance and legislation.
This document summarises the key findings and recommendations of the 'Review of Effectiveness of SEA in Ireland' main report.
To successfully implement the SEA Directive requirements, plan-makers need to apply best practice techniques where possible. This should be part of an overall approach that makes it easy to comply with the SEA Directive and which also promotes sustainable development. This project aims to develop an SEA methodology that meets these goals.