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dc.contributor.authorTonganibeia, Kautoaen
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-18T22:16:56Z
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5380
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to develop an appropriate Strategic Environmental Assessment Framework to provide effective and systematic mechanisms with underlying principles and processes of formal SEA that are workable within the context of Kiribati. The study is based on a review of the relevant literature followed by an evaluation of the current institutional arrangements for environmental assessment in Kiribati. Since SEA is a tool to aid national planning and decision-making to enhance environmental protection and to promote the country's national sustainable development goals, this evaluation exercise is extended to include to examine the relationship between current national planning framework and the practice of environmental assessment. The main finding of this study is that the current institutional arrangements for environmental assessments in Kiribati are incapacitated by lack of recognition of basic principles of EIA, and a lack of recognition for EIA as an important and mandatory tool for development planning. The establishment of the proposed SEA Framework can address these concerns and to integrate environmental assessment processes into the national planning framework so that they complement each other. SEA has been increasingly considered internationally as an important tool to provide a more integrated approach to achieve sustainable development through a high level of environmental protection and integration of environmental considerations into the planning and decision-making process. This is the way forward for Kiribati to address the lack of an integrated approach to both environmental assessment and national planning processes focussed on a sustainable development agenda.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.subjectKiribatien
dc.subjectplanningen
dc.subjectStrategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)en
dc.subjectenvironmental assessmenten
dc.subjectsustainable developmenten
dc.titleStrategic environmental assessment (SEA): a prescription for integrating environmental assessment and planning processes in Kiribatien
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Environmental Policyen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsThis digital dissertation can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
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pubs.publication-statusPublisheden


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