First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Science
NATURAL SCIENCE
Course unit
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
SCP4063900, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
NATURAL SCIENCE
SC1178, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Website of the academic structure http://scienzenaturali.scienze.unipd.it/2017/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Biology
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MASSIMO DE MARCHI M-GGR/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/20 Urban Planning 3.0
Core courses M-GGR/01 Geography 3.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Ecology and environmental law
Target skills and knowledge: To provide the students with the basic theory and practice for conducting the principal procedures for environmental evaluations
A student who has met the objective of the course will be able:
-To know Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Impact Assessment (SEA) procedures
-To know the main legislative and regulatory dispositions at national and international levels (UE, UNECE, USA, Italian Legislation and some regional legislation)
-To handle the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement under EIA procedure and Environmental Report under the SEA procedure
-To deal with the impact on biodiversity under Habitat Directive and the assessment of implications
-To manage tools for environmental assessment
-To manage tools for participation management under environmental evaluation procedures
Examination methods: Working group evaluation report plus oral examination
Assessment criteria: •Degree of collaboration in the online platform
•Knowledge of procedures of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
•Ability to prepare the Environmental Impact Statement (in EIA process), the Environmental Report (under the SEA procedure), studies of implications
•Knowledge of management tools for participation in the context of environmental assessment procedures
Course unit contents: -The role and need for evaluation
-Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA): regulations, procedures, case studies, European and International comparisons
-Art. 6 of Habitat directive and assessment of implications on Natura 2000 sites: procedures and case studies
-Social Impact Assessment and interaction with environmental assessment: key case studies
-Ecosystem services approach in environmental assessment
-GIS techniques and Multi Criteria Models for environmental assessments
-Accounting methods for environmental good and services: Contingent Evaluation, Cost/Benefits Analysis
-The management of participation inside environmental assessment procedures
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, working groups, role plays, case studies
Additional notes about suggested reading: Other materials will be presented during the course considering also the language ability of the students.
A e-learning platform based on Moodle software will be prepared. Student should register at the beginning of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)