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General course objectives
To provide the students with the basic theory and
practice for conducting the principal procedures for environmental
Didactics: Lectures and exercises
The course is centred on the environmental impact assessment procedure.
In particular the
following topics are addressed: legislation (European and national),
practice, the environmental impact study document writing and the tools for the
of impacts. Several other closely related topics are discussed too: the strategic
evaluation, incidence evaluation and the integrated pollution prevention and control.
After an introduction to the general theory of decision making and of decision support systems,
the principal evaluation tools are presented, e.g. multi-criteria analysis, risk analysis and
cycle assessment. Applications to real case studies are foreseen along the entire duration
of the course in order
to clarify the theoretical subjects presented.
A student who has met the objective of the course will be able
conduct an environmental impact assessment procedure
do consulting in elaborating the
adapt the procedure to the different national and international contexts
Textbook (R. Cossu, R. Gadia, P. Luria) and Handouts
Syllabus ( Calendar)
LINKS to resources in English