Comprehensive options assessment for sustainable development of infrastructure

United Nations Environment Programme (2012)

Comprehensive Options Assessment (COA) can play a critical role towards sustainable development by ensuring that societal needs are met by the most appropriate solutions with minimum impact to the environment. Thus environmental impacts are considered and addressed early as the development measures are selected. As such COA is gaining importance in development planning and complements strategic environmental impact assessment. It is particularly relevant in the planning and development of infrastructure.

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