Decision making process
Name of the case study
Decision making process - stages
Decision making process - levels
Decision making process - sources of information
Decision making process - who are the decision makers
Decision making process - who made the final decision for project implementation
Name of tool
Decision making process - tools in decision-making process
The procedure is implemented in the initial stages (assessment of law proposals and plans). The assessment is made by technicians, to support political decisions.
It is too early to say, how much the EA-procedure will influence the decision-making processes. In the 4.th quarter of 2002, 228 assessments were carried out, corresponding to 62% of the 366 proposals put forward (Copenhagen Municipality’s Green Accounts 2002).
Another positive example is that the assessment of school-buildings has caused the Mayor for Schools in Copenhagen to ask the Department for Building and Technique why the schools did not include any elements of environmentally good or best practice. This is the type of reactions from politicians that the Copenhagen EPA is hoping for, as this will encourage officers in the department to include more environmental goals in projects and plans.
Quantitative goals and benchmarks were defined during the decision making process. The present environmental goals in the Municipality (app. 160 goals) are used as benchmarks for assessing the environmental impacts.
It is too early to say whether the tool was used to support argumentations.
Decision making process - how was the information for the dmp disseminated
Decision making process - how was the public involved
Decision making process - was there public discussion over the project
What tools were used to assess sustainability?
Procedure for Environmental Assessment of local regulation in Copenhagen