Wetland Management Technical
Environmental impact assessment is a process of evaluating the likely environmental impacts of a proposed project or development, taking into account inter-related socio-economic, cultural and human-health impacts, both beneficial and adverse.
Strategic environmental assessment is the formalized, systematic and comprehensive process of identifying and evaluating the environmental consequences of proposed policies, plans or programmes to ensure that they are fully included and appropriately addressed at the earliest possible stage of decision-making on a par with economic and social considerations.
EIA and ESA Ramsar Resolutions
Resolution X.17 - Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment: updated scientific and technical guidance
Resolution VIII.9 – Guidelines for incorporating biodiversity-related issues into environmental impact assessment legislation and/or processes and in strategic environmental assessment’ adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and their relevance to the Ramsar Convention
Resolution VII.16 – The Ramsar Convention and impact assessment: strategic, environmental and social
Recomendation VI.2 – Environmental impact assesement
The Ramsar Handbooks for the Wise Use of Wetlands, 3rd edition
Handbook 13. Impact assessment
Guidelines for incorporating biodiversity-related issues into environmental impact assessment legislation and/or processes and in strategic environmental assessment