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dc.contributor.authorRivera Fernández, Germán Marino-
dc.contributor.authorBrito, Ludmila Ladeira Alves de-
dc.contributor.authorFonseca, Alberto de Freitas Castro-
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-22T14:12:39Z-
dc.date.available2019-02-22T14:12:39Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationFERNÁNDEZ, G. M. R.; BRITO, L. L. A. de.; FONSECA, A. de F. C. Does size matter? An evaluation of length and proportion of information in environmental impact statements. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, v. 73, p. 114-121, 2018. Disponível em: <https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195925518301689>. Acesso em: 11 fev. 2019.pt_BR
dc.identifier.issn01959255-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.repositorio.ufop.br/handle/123456789/10745-
dc.description.abstractFor decades, authors and institutions have argued that the quality of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) is somehow affected by the volume of information they contain. Both too little and too much information can be a problem. However, very few academic studies have addressed the issue of EIS length in detail. The objective of this article was to systematically analyze the volume of information presented in EISs, using Brazil as the empirical context. More specifically, this study evaluated the volume and proportion of information disclosed in 49 Brazilian EISs. This study also tried to identify sectorial variations and whether variables such as project size and number of pages in Terms of References are likely determinants of information volume.>146 thousand pages of EIS information were scrutinized in two rounds of content analysis. Data were organized in spreadsheets and then coded and analyzed through various descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. Overall, findings corroborate the fact that EISs are now significantly longer than the early ones, and still heavily loaded with baseline information. The average number of pages in EISs and in Non-technical Summaries was found to be 2993 and 94, respectively. Kruskal-Wallis and linear regression tests indicated that EIS length is likely affected by a combination of variables, including project size, territorial and sectorial characteristics. Such findings suggest that the historical approach of setting page limits to EISs through regulations and Terms of References is no longer appropriate for EIA practice in connection with large enterprises in Brazil, and arguably elsewhere. The article discusses its practical and academic implications, and highlights the need to further investigate the actual impacts of EIS length on decision-making.pt_BR
dc.language.isopt_BRpt_BR
dc.rightsabertopt_BR
dc.subjectEIS lengthpt_BR
dc.subjectEIS qualitypt_BR
dc.subjectInformation managementpt_BR
dc.subjectEnvironmental impact assessmentpt_BR
dc.subjectDecision-makingpt_BR
dc.titleDoes size matter? An evaluation of length and proportion of information in environmental impact statements.pt_BR
dc.typeArtigo publicado em periodicopt_BR
dc.identifier.uri2https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195925518301689pt_BR
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