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close this bookConducting Environmental Impact Assessment in Developing Countries (United Nations University, 1999, 375 p.)
close this folder3. EIA process
close this folder3.2 Principles in managing EIA
View the document(introduction...)
View the document3.2.1 Principle 1: Focus on the main issues
View the document3.2.2 Principle 2: Involve the appropriate persons and groups
View the document3.2.3 Principle 3: Link information to decisions about the project
View the document3.2.4 Principle 4: Present clear options for the mitigation of impacts and for sound environmental management
View the document3.2.5 Principle 5: Provide information in a form useful to the decision makers

3.2.5 Principle 5: Provide information in a form useful to the decision makers

The objective of an EIA is to ensure that environmental problems are foreseen and addressed by decision makers. To achieve this objective, information should be presented to decision makers in terms and formats that are immediately meaningful.

• Briefly present hard facts and predictions about impacts, comments on the reliability of this information, and summarize the consequences of each of the proposed options.

• Write in the terminology and vocabulary that is used by the decision makers and the community affected by the project.

• Present the essential findings in a concise document, supported by separate background materials were necessary.

• Make the document easy to use and provide information visually whenever possible.