“Human health” is an important aspect to be considered in environmental assessments (EAs; including e.g., strategic environmental assessment – SEA and environmental impact assessment – EIA) throughout the world. The purpose of the course is to elaborate on what a comprehensive consideration of “human health” in EA means, in particular in the context of the European SEA and EIA directives and the UNECE Espoo Convention on EIA and the associated Protocol on SEA. Whilst bio-physical (including chemical) aspects of relevance for human health have traditionally been included in EAs, other important determinants of health, including socio-economic factors, mental health and well-being and behavioural aspects, have frequently remained unaddressed. The portrayal of current practices and necessary changes to reflect new EIA requirements is the main purpose of the course.
We will address the following questions:
Participants will critically examine existing EA practices with regards to the consideration of health. Furthermore, they will develop skills needed to comprehensively assess health in EA.
Duration: 2 days (22-23 April)
Price: US $480
Thomas Fischer, Professor and Director, University of Liverpool, Environmental Assessment and Management Research Centre, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health in Impact Assessments, School of Environmental Sciences (UK)
Ben Cave, Director, Ben Cave Associates, Ltd., and University of Liverpool (UK)
Francesca Viliani, Director Public Health, International SOS (Denmark)