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- ISBN: 9781844073573 | 1844073572
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 5/15/2014
* The first and only comprehensive international sourcebook of Sustainability Appraisal/Assessment (SA) principles, approaches and instruments from all governments, businesses and NGOs worldwide * The essential guide for all impact assessment practitioners, business analysts, researchers, policymakers and international organizations * Written by two world-renowned practitioners and authors, with support from a wealth of international organizations and experts A unique state-of-the-art analysis of the status and scope of SA, drawing on a wealth of international experiences and approaches. This fully comprehensive guide highlights how SA can be used to integrate the key environmental, social and economic (ESE) pillars of sustainability into decision-making at all levels'from policy to project to investment'by government, business and industry, or international organizations. Distilling both published and unpublished materials, as well as in-depth workshop discussions and contributions from a range of leading experts, organizations and agencies, this book provides an indispensable window into the field. It will be of significant value to professionals everywhere who are in need of a solid, practical guide to what constitutes SA and, more importantly, how and when it can be applied.