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Assessing Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Thailand: Implementation Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development Planning


This report presents the existing EIA systems and implementation practices in Thailand as of December 2014 and their challenges and recommendations. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the systems of assessment (EIA and environmental and health impact assessment or EHIA) and their procedures; Chapter 2 identifies major challenges and opportunities for EIA/EHIA implementation based on the existing documents and interviews with the officials in charge of EIA implementation in Thailand; Chapter 3 presents illustrative examples of how EIA/EHIA functioned and Thai authorities and communities acted in practice; and lastly Chapter 4 summarizes key recommendations for the improvement of EIA systems and their implementation.

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