8,323
Views
55
CrossRef citations to date
0
Altmetric
Uncertainty

Uncertainty in environmental impact assessment predictions: the need for better communication and more transparency

, &
Pages 45-56
Published online: 20 Feb 2012
 
Translator disclaimer

Uncertainty is almost unavoidable in environmental impact assessment (EIA) predictions, for complex and manifold reasons. In this paper, evidence is presented that decision-makers and other stakeholders are often not made aware that such uncertainty exists. Also, they are given only limited access to information about input data and the assumptions underlying predictions. It is argued that more emphasis should be given to improving the communication of uncertainty in EIA predictions and to making the prediction processes more transparent in order to improve EIA as a decision-aiding tool. The discussion is based on a study including 22 cases.

 

Related research

People also read lists articles that other readers of this article have read.

Recommended articles lists articles that we recommend and is powered by our AI driven recommendation engine.

Cited by lists all citing articles based on Crossref citations.
Articles with the Crossref icon will open in a new tab.