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The inception of this quantity may be traced to a chain of Environmental Psychology Colloquia provided on the college of California, Irvine, dur ing the spring of 1974. those colloquia have been held along side Social Ecology 252, a graduate seminar on guy and the surroundings. even supposing the 8 colloquia coated quite a lot of themes and exemplified a range of analysis ideas, they looked as if it would converge on a few universal theoretical and methodological assumptions concerning the na ture of environment-behavioral examine.
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It was about 40 years back when it was realized that before a development project is started, prediction and assessment of its impacts should be done, so that measures could be taken to minimize those impacts. This concept was formulated as a methodical procedure known as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Further, for achieving the goals of real improvement in the quality of human life, development should be based on sustainability principles. Thus, sustainable development aims at growth with judicious use of resources and causing minimum damage to the environment.
Regional development policies Fig. 2. Multidimensional model for sustainable development. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 35 Sustainable development is possible by considering the earth and its resources as common for all. Participatory role of public and different nations for evolving technological innovations and conservationist life style is equally important to achieve economic growth, ecological balance, equity and resource conservation. I. QUESTIONS 1. What is Environmental Impact Assessment?
6. 7. ON ENVIRONMENT 27 Agriculture of ‘Slash and burn type’ has led to loss of forest land. (True/False) Monoculture helps in spread of a disease rapidly, thus destroying the whole crop. (True/False) A town with a population of 500 or more is considered urban. (True/False) Microbial leaching is a technique of smelting of good-quality mineral ores. (True/False) Construction of roads in mountainous areas have reduced the occurrence of landslides. (True/False) 8. Some aircrafts can play a role in climate change due to emissions of greenhouse gases like oxides of nitrogen.