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dc.contributor.authorFonseca, Alberto de Freitas Castro-
dc.contributor.authorRivera Fernández, Germán Marino-
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-07T19:44:03Z-
dc.date.available2020-05-07T19:44:03Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationFONSECA, A. de F. C.; RIVERA FERNÁNDEZ, G. M. Reviewers’ perceptions of the volume of information provided in environmental impact statements: the case for refocusing attention on what is relevant. Journal of Cleaner Production, v. 251, p. 119757, abr. 2020. Disponível em: <https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095965261934627X>. Acesso em: 10 mar. 2020.pt_BR
dc.identifier.issn0959-6526-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.repositorio.ufop.br/handle/123456789/12157-
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental impact statements (EISs), the main source of information used by reviewers and decisionmakers in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process, are becoming increasingly lengthy. The implications of this phenomenon for decision-making have been mostly anecdotal. The objective of this article is twofold: first, it seeks to identify the main consequences of the growing volume of information provided in EISs for reviewing and decision-making; second, it aims at establishing how to better address the challenges of reviewing lengthy EISs. The perceptions of EIS reviewers were surveyed through an online questionnaire in Brazil. The 115 responses reveal that the growing volume of information provided in EISs has both positive and negative consequences. The majority of respondents perceived information needs to be context-dependent. Findings indicate that the challenges of reviewing lengthy EISs stem not so much from too much information, but rather from irrelevant information, as well as from weak capacity to process information. Therefore, enhancing the assessment scope and strengthening capacitybuilding are key steps in improving decision-making. The survey also revealed specific problems in Brazil’s environmental agencies, such as lack of staff and agencies’ growing dependence on information systems and repositories. The article highlights practical implications and suggests future avenues of research.pt_BR
dc.language.isoen_USpt_BR
dc.rightsrestritopt_BR
dc.subjectEnvironmental impact assessmentpt_BR
dc.subjectInformation processingpt_BR
dc.subjectBrazilpt_BR
dc.titleReviewers’ perceptions of the volume of information provided in environmental impact statements : the case for refocusing attention on what is relevant.pt_BR
dc.typeArtigo publicado em periodicopt_BR
dc.identifier.uri2https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095965261934627Xpt_BR
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119757pt_BR
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