CSE’s short-term EIA training programme on MINING PROJECTS
The minerals sector is a key driver for the country’s industrial growth. However, it has brought in its wake severe environmental repercussions and social conflicts. One of the greatest challenges, therefore, is how to make mining environmentally and socially acceptable. Unfortunately, most EIA/SIA reports either overlook or poorly interpret the critical issues related to a mining project. There is an urgent need to strengthen capacity of mining regulators, environmental consultants, industries, academia, students and NGOs towards understanding and mitigating the impacts of a mining project.
Centre for Science and Environment brings you a hands on two-week training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on all aspects related to assessment, interpretation and management of a mining project, political economy of natural resources, applicable Central/State laws, resettlement and rehabilitation, benefit sharing with communities, governance and emerging land conflicts. The programme will also cover:
Environmental clearance process and mining legislations
Mining technologies, mine exploration and best practices
Data interpretation (for analyzing the impacts of miningprojects)
Understanding the ToR (Terms of Reference)
Tools and thumb-rules to evaluate environmental and social impacts
Effectiveness of assessment methods
Mine closure plans and best practices in reclamation
Addressing civil society concerns in the public consultation process
Emerging sustainable tools and best practices
Developing the ability to review and assess EIA/SIA reports and mine closure plans
Developing the ability for post-EIA monitoring
All this brought to the participants through lectures, class exercises and site visits
Date: March 24-April 4, 2014 Venue: CSE, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi -110062 Time: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM daily
Course fee: With residential facility (shared): Rs 40,000 Without Residential facility: Rs 20,000
Mining regulators, environmental consultants, industries, academia, students and NGOs
A certificate of participation will be awarded to all at the end of the programme.
Swati Singh Sambyal, Industry & Environment Unit
Industry & Environment Unit, Centre for Science and Environment Tel: + 91-11-29955124/ 6110, Extension: 281, | Fax: + 91-11-29955879 Mob. No.: +91 9910496283 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an important tool to inform decision-makers, regulators and stakeholders, about the possible environmental, social and economic costs of the proposed project. To be effective, it requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders.