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Abbreviations & acronyms

Resource Manual to Support Application of the Protocol on SEA

 

Aarhus Convention

UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, done at Aarhus (Denmark), 1998

EC

European Commission

EECCA

Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

EIA Directive

EU Directive 85/337/EEC of 27 June 1985 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, as amended by European Council Directive 97/11/EC of 3 March 1997

Espoo Convention

UNECE Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context, done at Espoo (Finland), 1991

EU

European Union

GIS

Geographical Information Systems

MCA

Multi-Criteria Analysis

NGO

Non-Governmental Organization

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

REC

Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe

SEA

Strategic Environmental Assessment

SEA Directive

EU Directive 2001/42/EC on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment

SEA Protocol

UNECE Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Espoo Convention

SER

State Environmental Review

SWOT

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

UK

The United Kingdom

UN

United Nations

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNECE

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

WHO

World Health Organization