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Environmental impact assessment as a tool of environmental management for sustainable development

Eissa, Garoot Suleiman (2009) Environmental impact assessment as a tool of environmental management for sustainable development. In: International Conference on Public Policy for Sustainable Development, 4-5 August 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This proposed paper seeks to explain the importance of Environmental Impact Assessment, as a planning and management tool, in reversing environmental degradation in countries that adopt it to improve chances of future sustainable development. Malaysia will be held as a case in point. Environmental degradation is generally attributed to sustained economic growth, growth of population and industrialization, which inevitably result in pollution and depletion of resources in the absence of effective environment management. The basic contention of the paper is that EIA, as a procedure that ensures the compatibility of proposed development projects with environmental standards and requirements should have a more positive impact on chances of sustainability of development than post-control measures that follow implementation. It interrupts the positive relationship between growth and environmental degradation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3114/11198
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Nor Md idris
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 14:17
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 14:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/11198

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