1. Introduction

This section provides an introduction to the theory of SEA.  Here you will learn:
  • what SEA is and why it is needed
  • how it can be used as a planning tool
  • how it links to sustainable development and project environmental impact assessment
  • limitations of SEA
  • where SEA is being used.   

If you want more information on any part of this section, you may want to refer to

  • Dalal-Clayton, B. and B. Sadler (2005) Strategic Environmental Assessment: A Sourcebook and Reference Guide to International Experience, Earthscan, London.
  • Therivel, R. (2004) Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action, Earthscan, London.

The 'references' section near the end of the course gives full references to these books.

July 26, 2006 Uncategorized — brendan @ 4:28 pm


  1. I will most delighted to go through this course as it is very important given that i am involved in a sector that has to make very important decisions that affects the environment in one way or the other

    Comment by Helen Ndip Nwana — July 4, 2007 @ 7:40 am

  2. The course hopefully represents an opportunity to improve my knowledge and skills in the area of environmental assessments. I work with an Environmental Protection Agency and therefore SEA is one of the core issues that i handle.

    Comment by Waiswa-Ayazika — August 1, 2007 @ 10:58 pm

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