Savaresi A (2017) Environmental Impact Assessment after the International Court of Justice decision in Costa Rica-Nicaragua and Nicaragua-Costa Rica: Looking backward, looking forward (Introduction). Questions of International Law (QIL-QDI), (42), pp. 1-3. http://www.qil-qdi.org/environmental-impact-assessment-international-court-justice-decision-costa-rica-nicaragua-nicaragua-costa-rica-looking-backward-looking-forward/
First paragraph: The practice of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has become part of environmental decision-making routine all over the world. EIAs are aimed at identifying the likely environmental, human health and welfare consequences of projects such as dams, motorways and other major infrastructure, at a stage when it can materially influence decision-making.
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