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Oceans beyond boundaries: environmental assessment frameworks

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Abstract


  • The obligation to conduct environmental impact assessment (EIA) of activities with the potential

    for significant impact on the marine environment within and beyond national jurisdiction

    has attained customary international law status. The related but broader process of strategic

    environmental assessment (SEA) is also applied to plans, policies and programmes with the

    potential for significant impact on the marine environment in many national jurisdictions and

    in a transboundary context. The application of EIA and SEA for activities with the potential for

    significant impact on marine areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) has been much more

    ad hoc. This commentary reviews the initiatives being taken by the international community

    to develop a more comprehensive legal and institutional framework for EIA and SEA of activities

    affecting ABNJ. It examines the role of sectoral environmental assessment in ABNJ, as well

    as the potential role of global guidelines for EIA and SEA of activities affecting ABNJ.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • R. M. Warner, 'Oceans beyond boundaries: environmental assessment frameworks' (2012) 27 (2) International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 481-499.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84860244100

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1546&context=lawpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/534

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Number Of Pages


  • 18

Start Page


  • 481

End Page


  • 499

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • The obligation to conduct environmental impact assessment (EIA) of activities with the potential

    for significant impact on the marine environment within and beyond national jurisdiction

    has attained customary international law status. The related but broader process of strategic

    environmental assessment (SEA) is also applied to plans, policies and programmes with the

    potential for significant impact on the marine environment in many national jurisdictions and

    in a transboundary context. The application of EIA and SEA for activities with the potential for

    significant impact on marine areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) has been much more

    ad hoc. This commentary reviews the initiatives being taken by the international community

    to develop a more comprehensive legal and institutional framework for EIA and SEA of activities

    affecting ABNJ. It examines the role of sectoral environmental assessment in ABNJ, as well

    as the potential role of global guidelines for EIA and SEA of activities affecting ABNJ.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • R. M. Warner, 'Oceans beyond boundaries: environmental assessment frameworks' (2012) 27 (2) International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 481-499.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84860244100

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1546&context=lawpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/534

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 18

Start Page


  • 481

End Page


  • 499

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands