EIA training programme - Understanding EIA: from screening to decision making
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. There is a genuine need to develop the capacity of the state-level regulators and state level expert appraisal Committee (SEAC) to screen and scope the EIA process, to conduct transparent public consultations and to evaluate the EIA reports, especially after the new EIA notification. At the same time, there is a need among CBO, NGOs, academicians, and environment managers to review and interpret EIA report, as they are technical in nature. Centre for Science and Environment recognises this need and has developed a hands-on five-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on EIA with specific reference to coal based power plant, cement, pharmaceutical, mining and others. After the programme, the participants shall have:
Exposure to all aspects of EIA, from its theory to the practical – such as better understanding regarding
What data is required, how this data should be collected and interpreted, and significance of the data
Effectiveness of the assessment methods
What issues should be addressed in the Terms of Reference (TOR)
Tools and thumb rules available to evaluate the environmental impact of projects
Better understanding of the EIA process – from screening, scoping, data collection to impact assessment as well as the role of public consultation
Better understanding of the environmental and social impacts of the industrial and developmental projects
Better ability to review EIA reports and identify its strengths and weaknesses
Increased ability to play active role in post-EIA monitoring.
Rs 15,000 for For functional area experts, industry professionals, environmental consultants and regulators, Rs 10,000 for academicians and researcher, Rs 7,500 for students and NGO
Date: August 25-29, 2014
TIMING: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
CSE, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 62
Last date for applying
July 31, 2014
Open for all
Functional Area Experts, Environment Consultants, NGOs, Regulatory Institutions (such as SPCB, State Environment Impact Assessment Authority), Students, Decision Makers and Industry Professionals
For details contact:
Sadia Sohail, Industry & Environment Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
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