Strategic environmental assessment in China: Opportunities, issues and challenges
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AbstractBased on literature reviews, case studies and other information available on the web, this paper examines the evolution and status of strategic environmental assessment in China by reviewing the progress that has been made; discussing the issues and problems encountered and exploring the best way forward. It is suggested that the Chinese EIA system has evolved over the years to cope with the rapidity and scale of development in China and the current emphasis on Plan EIA is probably the most appropriate form of SEA given the political reality and complicated institution setup. Given China's environmental and resource problems, the paper affirms the potential role of SEA in fostering a sustainable and harmonious society and the need to mainstream sustainability considerations in the formulation of national plans and strategies. To circumvent political resistance from line agencies, the paper suggests that SEA can be applied, in various names and forms, to national and provincial socio-economic plans. © Imperial College Press.
All Author(s) ListLam K.-C., Chen Y.D., Wu J.
Journal nameJournal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management
Volume Number11
Issue Number4
PublisherImperial College Press
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Pages369 - 385
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsNational socio-economic plan, Stakeholder analysis, Strategic environmental assessment

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