Integrating Climatic Factors into Strategic Environmental Assessment in Ireland - A Guidance Note

Summary: This document is a good practice note on how to practically incorporate climatic factors into plans and programmes, which come under the scope of the SEA Directive. It provides updated climate-related information and supersedes an earlier version published in 2015. It also acknowledges recent plan and programme-related developments that have occurred since then.

Published: 2019

ISBN: 978-1-84095-859-1

Pages: 84

Filesize: 2,059KB

Format: pdf

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This document is a good practice guidance note on how to practically incorporate climatic factors into plans and programmes, falling under the remit of the SEA Directive. It is aimed at plan-making authorities and SEA practitioners who, in implementing the requirements of the SEA Directive, need to consider that plans and programmes may be directly or indirectly affected by climate change, or may affect climate change directly or indirectly. It provides updated climate-related information and supersedes an earlier version published in 2015. It also acknowledges recent plan and programme-related developments that have occurred since then.

This document should also be useful to anyone involved in preparing or reviewing SEAs. It presents information on the causes and consequences of climate change; how they can be described, evaluated and incorporated into the SEA; and where appropriate information can be found.