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About Impact Assessment

Impact assessments are carried out to assess the consequences of individual projects -- Environmental Impact Assessment -- or of policies and programmes -- Strategic Environmental Assessment.

This section contains information about the way in which the Convention on Biological Diversity addresses impact assessment.

What is Impact Assessment? A process to help decide among options. More»

Why is Impact Assessment Important? It contributes to a sustainable future. More »

What's the Problem? Unsustainable practices impacting biodiversity. More »

What Needs to be Done? Consider biodiversity in impact assessments. More »

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme