Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is now widely recognized and
increasingly applied in the Asian region. However, SEA systems and
implementation in Asian countries lags behind that in advanced regions such
as Europe and North America. Asian SEA practice is still limited to a relatively
few nations and jurisdictions. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR)
is one of the leading jurisdictions in terms of establishing and implementing an
SEA system as part of its planning processes. Other nations, such as South
Korea and China, have made recent advances in this ﬁeld.