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## The international environmental impact assessment process

Paoletto has suggested a set of minimal elements that a typical environmental impact assessment (EIA) document should contain (Table  5.1).1 Meanwhile, the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) has gone beyond this fundamental guidance by producing a set of 14 governing principles for all EIA processes (Table 5.2). These principles apply to all stages of an EIA or strategic environmental assessment (SEA) process.