L8. Principles of Analysis with Questions

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Principles of Natural Resource Analysis n Types of Analysis of natural resource projects undertaken by policy analysts q Impact Analysis : measures the impact of a public action n Environmental Impact Analysis: “identification and elaboration of all effects of an activity on all or part of the natural and environmental resource base” n Environmental Assessment and Review Process (EARP) initiated in 1973, but given force of law by publication in the Canada Gazette in 1984 q Following are subject to federal environmental review § Projects on federal lands § Involving a federal financial commitment § Environmental impact on area of federal responsibility § Initiated by a department of federal government
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Environmental Impact Analysis q Yields either an Environmental Impact Assessment (EAS) or and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) n EIR usually contains q A description of environmental impact of the proposed action q Any adverse environmental effects that cannot be avoided in the project q Alternatives to the proposed action q Relationship between short term use, and enhancement of long-term productivity q Irreversible and irretrievable commitments of the natural resource involved n Usually done by natural scientists, valuation of losses not detailed
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Economic Impact Analysis n Examples: q How will the opening of a regional park effect employment q How will the new forest practices code effect timber prices etc. n Range of Economic Impacts q Employment numbers q Household incomes q Rates of technical change in resource extraction q Rates of inflation q Trade balances etc n The impact analysis is only as good as the data and model used
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