This paper explores the range of legislation that has created the EIA mandate. A more comprehensive study of all EIA laws is under preparation by the Commission on Environmental Law of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, but this study will not be complete until 1992. In the absence of such an exhaustive analysis, this paper sketches the global legislative trends in EIA.
Nicholas A. Robinson, International Trends in Environmental Impact Assessment, 19 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 591 (1992), available at http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/382/.