SEA Guidance




Environment Policy of the Asian Development Bank


ADB - Environment Program: Progress And Prospects (2009)


Australia - Department of the Environment and Energy, Australian Government – Strategic Assessments

Australia - National Framework and Guidance for Describing the Ecological Character of Australia’s Ramsar Wetlands (2008)

Australia - National Guidelines for Transport System Management in Australia (2006)

Austria - Resource manual to Support Application of the Protocol on SEA, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe




Canada - Canada’s Framework for Conducting Environmental Assessments of Trade Negotiation

Canada - Handbook for Conducting Environmental Assessments of Trade Negotiations


Canada - Strategic Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan, and Program Proposals:CIDA Handbook (2004)

Canada - The Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals

China - Technical Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment

Technical Guidelines for Plan Environmental Impact Assessment General principles (2014-09-01)



Denmark - Guidance on procedures for environmental assessment of bills and other Government proposals (1995)




European Commission - "A Handbook on Environmental Assessment of Regional Development Plans and EU Structural Funds Programmes" (2005)

European Commission - Guidance on Integrating Climate Change and Biodiversity into Strategic Environmental Assessment (2013)


European Commission - Report from the Comission to the Council, The European Parliament, The European Economic and Social Committee and The Committee of the Regions on the application and effectiveness of the Directive on Strategic Environmental Assessment (Directive 2001/42/EC) (2009)


European Commission - Study on understanding the causes of biodiversity loss and the policy assessment framework (2009)


European Commission - SEA better practice guide – Portugal (2012)


European Commission - Convergence with EU Waste Policies Short Guide for ENP Partners and Russia Policy Guide: Waste Policy (2007)




IAIA - Integrating Ecosystem Services in Strategic Environmental Assessment: A guide for practitioners (2014)


IAIA - Strategic Environmental Assessment Better Practice Guide: methodological guidance for strategic thinking in SEA (2012)


Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) - Guidance on the maintenance of landscape connectivity features of major importance for wild flora and fauna - Guidance on the implementation of Article 3 of the Birds Directive (79/409/EEC) and Article 10 of the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) (2007)


Italy - Evaluation and the environmental democracy of cities: Strategic Environmental Assessment of urban plans in Italy (2008)





Japan - Guideline on EIA of Economic Partnership Agreements and Free Trade Agreements in Japan (English Summary), 2004


Japan - Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan. Environmental Impact Assessment in Japan



Netherlands - Environmental Impact Assessment in the Netherlands – Views from the Commission for EIA in 2002

Netherlands - Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Strategic Environmental Assessment. Lessons from Influential Cases (2008)




Portugal - SEA better practice guide – Portugal (2012)






UK England - Guidelines for Environmental Risk Assessment and Management, by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in UK


UK England - Guidelines for Ecological Impact Assessment, by CIEEM in UK


UK England - Multi-Criteria Analysis Manual


UK England - Sustainability Appraisal of Regional Spatial Strategies and Local Development Document, Guidance for Regional Planning Bodies and Local Planning Authorities


UK England - A Practical Guide to the Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive in UK


UK Scotland - National Planning Framework

UK Scotland - Fourth National Planning Framework - draft: integrated impact assessment - environmental report

UK Scotland - Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG): Chapter 6 Environment


UNDP - International Guidebook of Environmental Finance Tools (2012)


UNDP - Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure (2014)


UNDP - OECD DAC, Strategic Environmental Assessment Guidance


The UNECE - Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment now a global instrument

UNECE - PRTRs advancing sustainability, environmental governance and a green economy (2012)

UNEP - Economics and Trade Branch (ETB), UNEP 2002. Environmental Impact Assessment Training Resource Manual (2nd ed.)


UNEP - Environment and Trade: A Handbook, 2nd edition

UNEP - Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment: Towards an Integrated Approach

UNEP - Mainstreaming Poverty-Environment Linkages into Development Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners (2009)

UNEP - The Role of Legal Document to Support Green Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Development (2014)


UNEP - "Topic 14-Strategic Environmental Assessment (2nd Edition) ", EIA Training Resource Manaual (December 2002)


UNEP - Reference Manual for the Integrated Assessment of Trade Related Policies (2001)


UNEP - UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources (2007)


UK Scotland - Community Renewable Energy Toolkit (2009)

USA - Executive Order 13141 Environmental Review of Trade Agreements


USA - Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, April 1998


USA - Guidelines for Implementation of Executive Order 13141: Environmental Review of Trade Agreements, 2000


USA - Risk Assessment Guidelines (related to cancer, mutagenic effects, developmental effects, exposure assessment, and chemical mixtures), U.S Environmental Protection Agency




World Bank – Estimate the cost of Environmental Degradation (2005), Katharine Bolt, Giovanni Ruta and Maria Sarraf