EIA in the Netherlands, Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
This chapter provides an overview of the EIA systems in the Netherlands, Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In each case a brief account of the origins and development of the EIA system is presented. This is followed by a summary of the legislative provisions for EIA and an outline of the main procedural steps in the EIA process. The principal organisations responsible for EIA are also mentioned. The accounts of the EIA systems in this chapter are intended to provide an introduction to the discussion of the different stages or aspects of the EIA processes presented in Chapters 6-20.