SEA as instrument for environmental integration (2000)

Deutsch  Ingeborg Niestroy

(2000) Die strategische UVP als Instrument zur Integration von Umweltbelangen in andere Politikbereiche

The English summary of this dissertation on SEA as instrument for environmental integration can be downloaded here.

By investigating two case studies on waterways, one in California with SEA and one in Germany without SEA, the normative deficiencies and actor-specific obstacles currently inhibiting external environmental integration were identified. On the basis of this analysis a concrete procedure for planning with SEA is suggested and implemented in the proposed Directive. Three major principles for planning with SEA and at the same time for improving the process of convergence can be deducted from the comparison of the case studies: Self-reflection, transparency and process-orientation.