Environmental Impact Evaluation for Plans and Programmes

An overview - The situation in Switzerland, 2018

The environmental impact evaluation (EEE) aims to ensure that environmental objectives and requirements are taken into account in the development and approval of plans and programmes. The EEE has been established at international level for many years under the heading of strategic environmental evaluation (SEA). It enables the timely identification of the major environmental impacts of a plan or programme and the potential conflicts it may present. The EEE constitutes a component for the evaluation of environmental impacts, the introduction of which has been planned by the Federal Council since 2008. This publication aims to present a synopsis of the topic in Switzerland.

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