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Identifying Sustainability Indicators of Strategic Environmental Assessment for Power Planning

Publication | July 2015
Identifying Sustainability Indicators of Strategic Environmental Assessment for Power Planning

Sustainable development encompasses environment, social, and economic dimensions and a wide range of possible indicators could measure the changes in the degree of protection against danger, damage, or loss.

Strategic environmental assessments (SEA), which assess policies, plans, and programs, can have a real influence on the choice of possible development pathways, generation technologies to be prioritized, and other policy options. It can ensure that environmental and sustainability considerations are taken into account at the early stages of the decision making process.

This book is the second in a three-volume series of studies arising from the project Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development. It shows how a set of indicators can be used to analyze power development plans in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) to achieve greater sustainability. It explains why these particular indicators were selected, why they are important, how they can be measured, and what the indicators reveal.

Contents 

  • Box, Tables, Figures, and Maps
  • Acknowledgments
  • Executive Summary
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • How to Identify Indicators of Sustainability
  • Finding the Best Indicators—Limitations and Assumptions
  • Definition and Description of the Indicators Used
  • Analyzing Sustainability of Power Planning
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • References