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Good Practices in Strategic Environmental Assessment Processes under the Brazilian Practitioners’ Vision

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DOI: 10.4236/jep.2018.96045    265 Downloads   586 Views

ABSTRACT

The use of good practices (GP) can improve the technical quality and, as a consequence, the outcome of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process, increasing its effectiveness. This study aimed to present GP pointed out by Brazilian practitioners (members of the SEA development teams) from the perspective afforded by their participation in processes of this tool. The data were collected through personal interviews with 11 professionals responsible for preparing a total of 17 SEAs, who were asked about what measures adopted in the SEA could be considered BP. The responses were audio-recorded, transcribed, and had their content assessed by Content Analysis technique. Nine GP were highlighted by practitioners. The GP indicated represent a valuable contribution to the improvement of future use of SEA, either in Brazil or in other countries, because they are the result of consolidated experience in real cases of application of the tool.

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Silva, A. , Netto, M. , Selig, P. and Lerípio, A. (2018) Good Practices in Strategic Environmental Assessment Processes under the Brazilian Practitioners’ Vision. Journal of Environmental Protection, 9, 720-735. doi: 10.4236/jep.2018.96045.

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