© 2008

Standards and Thresholds for Impact Assessment

  • Michael Schmidt
  • John Glasson
  • Lars Emmelin
  • Hendrike Helbron

Part of the Environmental Protection in the European Union book series (ENVPROTEC, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIX
  2. Environmental Policies and Key Drivers for Setting Standards and Thresholds

  3. Thresholds and Standards for Different Types of Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-88
    2. Joachim Hartlik
      Pages 89-102
    3. Marcos von Sperling
      Pages 125-132
    4. Michael Schmidt, Fadhl Al-Nozaily, Amer Al-Ghorbany
      Pages 133-144
    5. Ernestine A. Tangang Yuntenwi, Victor Ngu Cheo, Jürgen Ertell
      Pages 171-183
    6. Stanislaw Gruszczyński
      Pages 185-202
  4. Thresholds and Standards for Different Types of Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203

About this book


Standards and Thresholds play an important role in many stages of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. They can be legally-binding or guidance values and are linked to environmental data. This publication provides a comprehensive collection of standards and thresholds, their derivation and application in case studies of EIA projects. The first part introduces the nature of standards and thresholds and key drivers for their determination. The book then describes, in Part II, technical standards from the perspective of EIA projects. Part III addresses the issue from the other side, environment and human health, and discusses the assessment of impacts on the sensitivity or value of environmental and health components. Part IV sets out some emerging issues for standard and threshold with reference to new sectors and with recent instruments. The book concludes in Part V with the role of monitoring, and final implementation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Schmidt
    • 1
  • John Glasson
    • 2
  • Lars Emmelin
    • 3
  • Hendrike Helbron
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental PlanningBrandenburg University of Technology (BTU), CottbusCottbusGermany
  2. 2.Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, School of the Built EnvironmentOxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUK
  3. 3.Department of Spatial PlanningBlekinge Institute of Technology (BTH)KarlskronaSweden

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