Reducing the global environmental impacts of rapid infrastructure expansion

Laurance, William F., Peletier-Jellema, Anna, Geenen, Bart, Koster, Harko, Verweij, Pita, Van Dijck, Pitou, Lovejoy, Thomas, Schleicher, Judith, and Van Kuijk, Marijke (2015) Reducing the global environmental impacts of rapid infrastructure expansion. Current Biology, 25 (7). R259-R262.

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[Extract] Infrastructures, such as roads, mines, and hydroelectric dams, are proliferating explosively. Often, this has serious direct and indirect environmental impacts. We highlight nine issues that should be considered by project proponents to better evaluate and limit the environmental risks of such developments.

Item ID: 38232
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-0445
Keywords: conservation policy, dams, deforestation, EIAs, infrastructure, roads
Funders: Utrecht University, WWF-Netherlands, Prince Bernhard Chair for International Nature Conservation, Australian Research Council (ARC)
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 00:40
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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