Evaluation of the environmental impact assessment system in Iran

Khosravi, Fatemeh ORCID: 0000-0002-3453-1729, Jha-Thakur, Urmila and Fischer, Thomas B ORCID: 0000-0003-1436-1221
(2019) Evaluation of the environmental impact assessment system in Iran. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REVIEW, 74. pp. 63-72.

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EIA in Iran was formally introduced in 1994, but to date little EIA-related research has been undertaken in the country. In this paper, the authors provide an evaluation of the Iranian EIA system, focusing on EIA legislation, administration and process. Data was collected on the basis of a literature review, document analysis and semi-structured interviews. This involved some translation from Persian into English. Evaluation of the findings indicate that Iran has adopted the democratic tools of EIA and SEA, which considering its political context is encouraging. However, currently the Iranian EIA system does suffer from weaknesses such as inadequate screening and scoping, lack of alternative consideration, public participation, EIA implementation and follow-up. The paper proposes some initial recommendations based on international experiences and sets out the direction for future research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental impact assessment (EIA), EIA system, Evaluation, Iran
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2018 10:32
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:13
DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2018.10.005
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3028015