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SEDV 615

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN THE ENERGY SECTOR


H (3-0)

Principles and professional practice of environmental impact assessment, with application to


energy development projects.

INSTRUCTOR: TBD
Haskayne School of Business
University of Calgary

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the international principles and
professional practice of environmental impact assessment (EIA).

TOPICS COVERED (Selected):

Definitions, purposes, principles and practice of EIA


EIA issues in developing countries
Generic EIA process
Screening of proposed projects
Scoping for projects subject to environmental reviews
Ecological approaches applied to environmental impact assessment
Follow up studies in EIA
Canadian EIA case studies
Consultation and public involvement in EIA
Evaluating environmental impact statements (EISs)
Transboundary issues in EIA
Undertaking and managing the preparation of an EIS
Generic terms of reference for EISs
Social Impact assessment
Economic impact assessment
Current issues in EIA
Cumulative effects assessment