Strategic environmental assessment and monitoring: Arctic key gaps and bridging pathways.
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The Arctic region undergoes rapid and unprecedented environmental change. Environmental assessment and monitoring is needed to understand and decide how to mitigate and/or adapt to the changes and their impacts on society and ecosystems. This letter analyzes the application of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and the monitoring, based on environmental observations, that should be part of SEA, elucidates main gaps in both, and proposes an overarching SEA framework to systematically link and improve both with focus on the rapidly changing Arctic region. Shortcomings in the monitoring of environmental change are concretized by examples of main gaps in the observations of Arctic hydroclimatic changes. For relevant identification and efficient reduction of such gaps and remaining uncertainties under typical conditions of limited monitoring resources, the proposed overarching framework for SEA application includes components for explicit gap/uncertainty handling and monitoring, syste.....
JournalEnvironmental Research Letters
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)13.3
Spatial CoverageArctic Region
CitationAzcárate, J., Balfors, B., Bring, A. and Destouni, G. (2013) Strategic environmental assessment and monitoring: Arctic key gaps and bridging pathways. Environmental Research Letters, 8:044033, 9pp. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/044033
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