The effectiveness of EIA process and procedure in Sabah: Views of environmental consultants

Vitalis Justin Moduying, (2007) The effectiveness of EIA process and procedure in Sabah: Views of environmental consultants. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has become a widely used tool for environmental management. Since the introduction of EIA, there has been much interest to study its effectiveness. The objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of the current EIA process and procedure in Sabah through exploring the views of environmental consultants and to consider future actions for improvement. The views of environmental consultants were examined using a questionnaire survey and data from the questionnaires was analysed using descriptive statistic techniques. The results of this research indicate that current EIA process and procedure are clear and easy to follow, able to identify appropriate mitigating measures and monitoring programmes in order to reduce the adverse impacts to the environment, and able to provide good information to the relevant approving authorities for decision making. This study also found that the main challenges or problems on the existing EIA system are the lack of awareness on the benefits of EIA by project proponent, cooperation and coordination among government departments and lack of public involvement.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), process and procedur, Environmental consultant
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
ID Code:9346
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:14 Jul 2014 14:56
Last Modified:14 Jul 2014 14:56

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