Environmental assessment (EA) is a practical tool that supports development and natural resources planning and decision-making. It evaluates potential impacts and helps identify ways to enhance benefits, while mitigating the negative environmental effects of development.
The Centre for Environmental Assessment Research (CEAR) at UBC supports research about EA processes and methods, and helps link this information into practice. Research conducted and supported by CEAR contributes to resource development by furthering knowledge about the role that EA plays in helping to advance natural resource management practices that benefit Canadians. A key part of our approach is working with regulators, Indigenous governments and communities, business, and other sectors to connect research to practice.
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