An impact strategy should be prepared once you have initiated the process for an integrated environmental assessment. It is initiated as part of the “institutional setup” stage of a GEO-style IEA process. It is formalized in the “scoping and design” stage, implemented stages 4 through 6, and regularly monitored, assessed and improved (see Module 2). The manager, or management team, for the IEA process should be responsible for:
- developing the impact strategy, or ensuring that an impact strategy is developed;
- implementing the strategy; and
- monitoring performance on the strategy to ensure that it is achieving the results you are seeking, and modifying or adjusting it, if necessary.