Centre for Science and Environment in cooperation with National Environment Commission, Bhutan conducted a five day workshop for the 55 officers of the Bhutan Power Corporation in Paro, Bhutan on the EIA and Environmental Management of Transmission Line Power Projects from September 2-6, 2013. The programme was attended by 50 officers of the Bhutan Power Corporation. The inaugural session was lecture of the training was given by Mr. Chandra Bhushan who addressed the participants about CSE and the global energy scenario. The other key speakers of this training programme were Mr. Sujit Kumar Singh and Ms. Swati Singh Sambyal.
Also, CSE conducted a hands on training programme on the industrial inspection and monitoring for 50 NEC officers of which the 25 NEC officers in Phuentsholing, 9 officers of Bhutan Power Corporation and other related departments of Bhutan from September 9-13, 2013.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an important tool for decisionmakers, regulators and stakeholders to understand the potential impacts (adverse as well as favourable) of the developmental activities on environment and society. EIA is a process to internalize the externalities associated with the project activities and cost for decision—making.
Centre for Science and Environment recognises Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as an important tool to inform decision makers, regulators and stakeholders about the possible social and economic impacts of a development project. To be effective, SIA requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders. CSE has developed a five-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on SIA with specific reference to infrastructure, mining and other industrial projects.