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Special Issue "Health in EIA/SEA"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2020.
Unit for Health Promotion Research, University of Southern Denmark, Niels Bohrs Vej 9-10, DK-6700 Esbjerg, Denmark
Interests: health impact assessment; health in EIA/SEA; global health; public health systems; health promotion
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The response to social, environmental, and economic determinants of health requires multisectoral approaches. Multisectoral action is central to the SDG agenda because of the range of determinants acting upon people’s health, such as environmental and social determinants of health, socioeconomic status, gender, and others. One of the disciplines supporting multisectoral action is the enhanced assessment of health impacts in environmental assessments, such as environmental impact assessments (EIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA).
In 2014, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive within the European Union (2011/92/EU) was amended. The amended directive (2014/52/EU) explicitly includes “population and human health” in the list of topics to be considered in an EIA. This amendment opened new opportunities for health impact assessment (HIA) and for closer collaboration of health and environmental impact assessment experts. Sound published evidence of importance of such collaboration and, to some extent, a merger of assessments already exists, mostly from Australia and New Zealand.
To operationalize the close collaboration and full inclusion of health into Environmental Impact Assessment, resources and capacities are needed. Case studies, both successful and unsuccessful, guidelines, training courses, and working tools need to pre-developed and presented if still missing. Research, mostly done in academia, shall connect to practice with the aim to raise the quality of impact assessment to provide as verified as possible prediction of future impacts. Quality assurance tools should also be developed and applied, following the UK and Wales examples.
This Special Volume of the Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is seeking high-quality contributions on all areas of inclusion of health into EIA/SEA, on HIA and all the issues mentioned above. We welcome contributions from all around the world, including critical reviews of failed cases of inclusion of health into EIA/SEA. We invite contributors from academia, impact assessment practice, policy, and the education arena.
Dr. Gabriel Gulis
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- health impact assessment
- environmental impact assessment
- impact assessment