Environmental Governance

The range of institutions and decision-making processes (including but not limited to governments) engaged in managing the environment and natural resources. For further definitions see the section entitled “Environmental Governance and Environmental Democracy” in Chapter 1 of Voice and Choice.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

The systematic examination of the likely impacts of proposed development on the environment prior to any activity, including an evaluation of environmentally less damaging alternatives to such development.

Synonyms: EIA