Concept of Environmental Impact Assessment and Idea of Sustainable Development
Parveen Ara Pathan
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore; D.A.V.V. University - School of Law
December 31, 2011
Madhya Pradesh Samajic Shodh Samagrah, pp. 1-56, 2011
The Rio treaties broadened the concept of common concern and global responsibility for protection of environment. Economic growth and environmental degradation can be de-linked by promoting more eco-efficient growth patterns. Despite the rapid economic growth the concern of environmental sustainability is the challenge of every country. This paper highlights the direct relation of government role in the monitoring process of environmental impact assessment towards sustainable development. The signs of unsustainable growth include high future infrastructure costs, an increasing tendency to produce waste and continuing declines in natural capital of country. Environment and its protection needs a wide approach irrespective of boundaries. An economic and social justification characterize all environmental protection measures aiming to protect human health and safety. Through effective legislation on environment issue and with national instrument of environmental impact assessment (EIA) the path of sustainable development can be easily achieved. The right to decent, healthy or viable environment is not only the right of present generation but is the right of human race on earth. This right becomes the root word for sustainable development. Effective implementation of Law and people participation is required to ensure environmental governance in India.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: Environment, Environmental Impact Assessment, sustainable development, liability, environmental governance
JEL Classification: K10, K32
Date posted: February 1, 2012
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