On the use of multi-criteria analysis in environmental impact assessment in the Netherlands

Ron Janssen*

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Abstract

Multi-criteria analysis (MCA) is a popular tool in Dutch environmental impact assessment (EIA). This paper provides an overview of the type and complexity of decision problems supported, and the MCA approach selected to analyse these problems. Furthermore, the role of MCA in the decision process is analysed, and a special case where the MCA results were challenged in court is presented. The paper concludes with some lessons learned from the use of MCA in the Netherlands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-109
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of multi-criteria decision analysis
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Multi-criteria analysis
  • The netherlands

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