CSE short term training programme on EIA of 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 mining projects)
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
DURATION March 24-April 4, 2014
VENUE CSE, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 62
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM daily
Course fee: With residential facility (shared): Rs 40,000 Without Residential facility: Rs 20,000
OPEN FOR: Mining regulators, environmental consultants, industries, academia, students and NGOs
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
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The objective of this programme is to enable stakeholders to understand the likely impacts of the project and allows them to make sound decisions during various stages of project development.
It goes unsaid that in order to improve environmental governance, the roles of efficient and worthy Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) along with an equitable growth through proper Social Impact Assessment (SIA) are indispensable. They are not merely tools to assess possible impacts and suggest mitigation for the environmental and social issues, but processes, which if done well, can yield unexpectedly positive results in the form of sustainable and equitable growth.