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Jiricka-Purrer, A; Wanner, A; Hainz-Renetzeder, C.
(2021): Who cares? Don't underestimate the values of SEA monitoring!
ENVIRON IMPACT ASSES. 2021; 90, 106610 FullText FullText_BOKU

Until now, monitoring of large-scale regional funding programmes has been rare, although their large scope and abstract planning targets generally involve high levels of uncertainty. This study applies and examines a newly developed methodological approach for monitoring such programmes. It also critically reflects to what extent the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) contributes to a better consideration of environmental sustainability and to a learning effect among the stakeholders as well as within the decision-making process. The interviews conducted during the SEA monitoring revealed a very low recognition of the SEA, and its content, among project applicants of the transnational regional funding programme. They further show that more information on the SEA and its recommendations to mitigate negative environmental impacts would be beneficial in the future. Overall, the monitoring confirmed, however, that the institutions responsible for the programme were aware of the benefits of considering environmental sustainability. The long-term application of SEA in an iterative process provided positive learning effects on environmental sustainability and awareness for environmental aspects. This study also shows how SEA monitoring can serve as a tool to enhance visibility and foster communication among decision makers and applicants.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Hainz-Renetzeder Christa
Jiricka-Pürrer Alexandra
Wanner Alice

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