Salim Vohra
Health Aspects in EIA

research: health, environmental impact assessment

Health Aspects in Environmental Impact Assessment
(Improving the Implementation of Environmental Impact Assessment - IMP3)

European Commission, 2005

This project was funded by the European Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Development and ran for one year from December 2004 to November 2005. The European Union has enacted the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive to apply the assessment of the environmental effects of those projects which are likely to have significant effects on the environment. A report of the Commission has revealed that there are still various weaknesses in the Member States implementation.

The aim of the project was to improve the application of EIA. It explored the different forms of application in the current and future EU Member States and in countries outside of Europe and made recommendations how to improve the application of EIA focused on three issues:
  • human health aspects into EIA
  • an increase in the consistency of risk assessments
  • a survey of the project thresholds used to decide when to undertake an EIA

This report concerns the health aspects of EIA.