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Development of an Indicator Scheme for the Environment Impact Assessment in the Federal District, Mexico

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In this work is developed a proposal of environment indicators needed for the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) process in Mexico’s Federal District (FD); through which are authorized the construction and realization of different work actions and activities. The methodology is based on the combination of cabinet and field work, performed in three stages. In the first, a documental review was carried out within the topic of Environment Impact (EI), the EIA and the study area, with a subsequent analysis of the environment indicators at an international, national and regional scale. In the second, the systematization of information was performed for the sixteen study cases at a local scale and the organization and analysis of a data base with the allotted information. And in the last stage, a field work was realized with participative observations in three verification sites and interview applications to the principal actors of the EIA process. These results allowed: to determine the main limitations within the EIA process (methodological, technical and operational), to propose an indicators scheme, and to formulate recommendations focused on the improvement of this Environment Public Policy instrument.


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M. Perevochtchikova and I. Negrete, "Development of an Indicator Scheme for the Environment Impact Assessment in the Federal District, Mexico," Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2013, pp. 226-237. doi: 10.4236/jep.2013.43027.

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