Quotation Berger, Gerald. 2008. Sustainability Impact Assessment: Definitions, Approaches and Applications in Europe. EASY-ECO Vienna Conference 2008 “Governance by Evaluation: Institutional Capacities and Learning for Sustainable Development”, Vienna, Österreich, 12.03.-14.03..


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This paper focuses on sustainability impact assessments (SIAs) in Europe. Generally, impact assessments (IAs) must be seen as a tool that addresses important governance challenges, like informed (or knowledge-based) decision-making, policy integration, strategic management, transparency and stakeholder participation. The growing acceptance of sustainable development (SD) as overarching policy goal has recently stimulated much interest inmethods and tools that assess the impacts of SD policies. The paper will first provide a definition and overview of different IA approaches. Second, it will describe the integrated IA system developed and applied by the European Commission. Finally, two case studies of Switzerland and Belgium will show how SIAs are applied to national policy-making.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Sustainability Impact Assessment: Definitions, Approaches and Applications in Europe
Event EASY-ECO Vienna Conference 2008 “Governance by Evaluation: Institutional Capacities and Learning for Sustainable Development”
Year 2008
Date 12.03.-14.03.
Country Austria
Location Vienna

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EASY-ECO 2005-2007 - Evaluation of Sustainability – a series of Euro-Conferences and Training Events
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Berger, Gerald (Details)
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Institute for Managing Sustainability IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5118 Political science (Details)
5300 Economics (Details)
5368 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
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