21 April 2015

IAIA15: HIAs in the transport sector


Connections with EIA and SEAN in Styria, Austria.

Background
Majority of disease burden caused by transport
Health has to be viewed as cross-departmental
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EIA mandatory 1994
HIA not mandatory

Identify opportunities for cooperation of health in EIA.

Key conclusions
Variety of facilitating and inhibiting factors.
SEAs has the potential to integrate HIAs
Integration of HIA and EIA recommended
Integration of HIAs in EIA in transport sector.
Integration of HIAs in SEAs
Disinclination to accept new instruments 
Big interest in transport sector but topics with conflict

Inter sectoral cooperation is a barrier
Political support a facilitator

fIrst piece of work on HIA and transport in Austria.

First pilot HIA has been carried out.