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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Euan J.
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-24T22:52:51Z
dc.date.available2010-11-24T22:52:51Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2852
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental policy analysis often requires the use of assessment tools to gather information on the potential impacts, effects, costs, and benefits of policies, plans, and decisions. Therefore, it is important to use assessment tools that gather the most appropriate and useful information for the task. Before a tool is used and its results are incorporated into environmental policy, a tool should be evaluated according to its usefulness, acceptability, and practicality. This report develops an original analytical framework that attempts to identify the issues associated with the use of assessment tools such as environmental impact assessment, social impact assessment, and nonmarket valuation. Because there are so many tools available to meet various information requirements, and one or more may be used for one issue, the framework was developed generically. Non-market valuation was used as a case study to illustrate the type of research required in the framework in order for an informed decision to be made regarding its suitability in a given ecological, social, political, legal, and cultural context. Many questions and issues were raised regarding the use of non-market valuation in the New Zealand context, hence a research agenda was developed. The legality of non-market valuation was focused on to provide an example of the depth of research required for all the issues if time and space permitted. This report provides a catalyst for further research into the use of decision making frameworks and the use of non-market valuation in New Zealand.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLincoln University
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectenvironmental policyen
dc.subjectassessment toolsen
dc.subjectpolicy analysisen
dc.subjectdecision makingen
dc.subjectnon-market valuationen
dc.subjectenvironmental impact analysisen
dc.titleA framework to evaluate assessment tools for environmental policyen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Resource Managementen
lu.thesis.supervisorKerr, Geoff
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Management
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dc.subject.anzsrc050204 Environmental Impact Assessmenten


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