Book Chapter

Cumulative effects assessment requirements in selected developed and developing countries

Ayodele Olagunju, Divine Appiah, Paulina Maria Porto Silva Cavalcanti, Bridget Durning, Juan Carlos Tejeda González, Jason MacLean, Richard Morgan, Rebecca Nelson

Handbook of Cumulative Impact Assessment | Edward Elgar Publishing | Published : 2021


Research in cumulative effects assessment (CEA) is advancing in many ways; however, gaps between normative expectations and regulatory approaches remain in many jurisdictions. This chapter profiles CEA requirements and practice in eight countries – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria and the United Kingdom – and discusses implications for practice effectiveness internationally. Overall, national governments are largely responsible for setting legal frameworks; however, each country differs in terms of requirements, scope, approach and capacity. Experience in developed countries is more advanced when it comes to sector-based innovations, industry-led guidance, and p..

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