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Strategic Environmental Assessment for Nuclear Power Programmes: Guidelines

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NG-T-3.17

English STI/PUB/1815 ¦ 978-92-0-104418-1

74 pages ¦ 17 figures ¦ € 36.00 ¦ Date published: 2018

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This publication provides practical information on performing strategic environmental assessments (SEAs) for nuclear power programmes. It incorporates the latest knowledge and draws on best practices in conducting SEAs. Based on inputs from SEA experts from across the world, it lays down an effective SEA process that contributes to strengthening decision making for nuclear power programmes; achieving environmentally sound and sustainable development; and improving good governance and building public trust and confidence in decision making. Importantly, SEA for nuclear power programmes can ensure effective communication with the public and other stakeholders. Consequently, significant emphasis is placed on stakeholder engagement and public participation. Further, appropriate tools for assessment and quality review are presented for all stages of the SEA process.

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IAEA Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Power Plants, Environmental Aspects, Environmental Impact Analysis, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power Programmes, SEAs, Strategic Environmental Assessments, Knowledge, Best Practices, Decision Making, Sustainable Development, Public Trust, Communication, Stakeholders, Quality Review, Decision Support Tool, Legal Framework, SEA Process, SEA Report, Methodology, Applications, Sustainability Issues, Public Participation, Assessment Methods, Data Requirements, Quality Review Checklist, EU SEA Directive, UNECE Protocol, Countries, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Economy, Matrices, Checklists, Risk Assessment, Overlay Mapping, Screening, Scoping, Impact Areas, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Climate Change

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