EV425: Environmental Impact Assessment/Strategic Environment Assessment
Outline: The object of this course is to teach students how to effectively process Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of development proposals from strategic and project perspectives. A brief critical analysis of the social impact assessment process will be addressed and linked to the overall EIA/SEA process. It is adjunct to the specialist environmental skills developed in our undergraduate science, arts, business and law programs. Students will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the best practice assessment process for achieving sustainable development whereby specialist skills can be effectively applied to ensure that development throughout the Pacific region is sustainable.