Environmental impact assessment
Environmental impact assessment is the formal process used to predict the environmental consequences (positive or negative) of a plan, policy, program, or project prior to the decision to move forward...
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We’ve Consumed More Than the Earth Can Regenerate This Year
Thursday, August 13, is Earth Overshoot Day in 2015, when resource use is expected to outstrip the capacity for regeneration—and it’s getting earlier every year.
We’ve Consumed More Than the Earth Can Regenerate This Year
Thursday, August 13, is Earth Overshoot Day in 2015, when resource use is expected to outstrip the capacity for regeneration—and it’s getting earlier every year.
Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context
The Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (informally called the Espoo Convention) is a United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) convention signed in Es...
NABERS

NABERS, the National Australian Built Environment Rating System, is a government initiative to measure and compare the environmental performance of Australian buildings and tenancies. There are N...
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Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) is a study describing the ongoing climate change in the Arctic and its consequences: rising temperatures, loss of sea ice, unprecedented melting of the Gree...
Material flow analysis
Material flow analysis (MFA) (also referred to as substance flow analysis or SFA) is an analytical method of quantifying flows and stocks of materials or substances in a well-defined system. MFA is an...
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Urban metabolism
Urban metabolism is a model to facilitate the description and analysis of the flows of the materials and energy within cities, such as undertaken in a Material flow analysis of a city. It provides res...
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Life-cycle assessment
Life-cycle assessment (LCA, also known as life-cycle analysis, ecobalance, and cradle-to-grave analysis) is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's li...
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Circles of Sustainability
Circles of Sustainability is a method for understanding and assessing sustainability, and for managing projects directed towards socially sustainable outcomes. It is intended to handle 'seemingly intr...
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Committee on Sustainability Assessment
Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) is a non-profit global consortium of institutions, sustained in partnership with the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Sustainable Com...
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Ecological Debt Day
Ecological Debt Day, also known as Earth Overshoot Day, is the (claimed) approximate calendar date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those re...
National Environmental Policy Act
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a United States environmental law that established a U.S. national policy promoting the enhancement of the environment. Additionally, it established the...
New Approach to Appraisal
The New Approach to Appraisal (also NATA) was the name given to a multi-criteria decision framework used to appraise transport projects and proposals in the United Kingdom. NATA was built on the well ...
Environmental product declaration
In life cycle assessment, an environmental product declaration (EPD) is a standardized way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product or system. Declarations include information on the envir...
MET Matrix
A MET (Materials, Energy, and Toxicity) Matrix is an analysis tool used to evaluate various environmental impacts of a product over its life cycle. The tool takes the form of a 3x3 matrix with descr...
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Personal environmental impact accounting
Personal environmental impact accounting (PEIA) is a computer software-based methodology developed in 1992 for quantifying an individual's impact on the environment via analysis of answers to an ex...
European SEA Directive 2001/42/EC
The European SEA Directive 2001/42/EC is a European Union Directive in the field of environmental protection, evaluating all those plans and programmes which can produce environmental effects. The env...
Zone of Visual Influence
A Zone of Visual Influence is the area from which a development or other structure is theoretically visible. It is usually represented as a map using color to indicate visibility.Zones of Visual Influ...
Strategic Environmental Assessment (Denmark)
The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), is a process in Denmark for assessing the environmental effects of proposed government projects and programmes. Established in 1993 by an administrative o...
Carbon monitoring
Carbon dioxide monitoring refers to tracking how much carbon dioxide is produced by particular activity at a particular point in time. For example, it may refer to tracking carbon dioxide emissions fr...
Resource Management Act 1991
The Resource Management Act (RMA) passed in 1991 in New Zealand is a significant, and at times, controversial Act of Parliament. The RMA promotes the sustainable management of natural and physical res...
Strategic environmental assessment
Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is a systematic decision support process, aiming to ensure that environmental and possibly othersustainability aspects are considered effectively in policy, pl...
Landscape assessment
Landscape assessment is a sub-category of environmental assessment (or EIA) concerned with quality assessment of the landscape. Landscape quality is assessed either as part of a strategic planning pr...
Environmental impact statement
An environmental impact statement (EIS), under United States environmental law, is a document required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for certain actions "significantly affecting the ...
Cradle to Cradle Design
Cradle to Cradle design (also referred to as Cradle to Cradle, C2C, cradle 2 cradle, or regenerative design) is a biomimetic approach to the design of products and systems. It models human industry on...
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Measures of pollutant concentration
Measures of pollutant concentration are used to determine risk assessment in public health.Industry is continually synthesizing new chemicals, the regulation of which requires evaluation of the potent...
Leopold matrix
The Leopold matrix is a qualitative environmental impact assessment method pioneered in 1971. It is used to identify the potential impact of a project on the environment. The system consists of a matr...
Resource consent
A resource consent is the authorisation given to certain activities or uses of natural and physical resources required under the New Zealand Resource Management Act (the "RMA"). Some activities may ei...
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Avoided burden
Avoided burden is an approach used in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), especially in the context of allocating environmental burden in the presence of recycling or reuse. When determining the overall envi...