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Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for the region

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Title: Building Understanding of EIA and Responsible Business for Civil Society Groups in Southern and Eastern Shan State.
Date of publication: 15 October 2018
Description/subject: "MCRB, in partnership with Metta Development Foundation and Environmental Conservation and Farmer Development Organization (Shan), held a workshop on Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) in Taunggyi on 3-4 October for around 40 partiicpants from civil society organisations (CSOs) and community-based organisations (CBOs) from southern Shan State to follow up an earlier introductory workshop in June. Senior office-holders in the new Myanmar Environmental Assessment Association, which brings together EIA consultants and other experts, presented on EIA practice from the 3rd party/consultant perspective. Shwetaung/Apache Cement presented their experience from a company perspective and made available hard copies of their EIA/EMP and Biodiversity Action Plan for study..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 October 2018

Title: Environmental Impact Assessment in the Mekong Region - Materials and commentary (first edition) October 201
Date of publication: October 2016
Description/subject: Introduction to the First Edition: "EarthRights International (ERI), alongside its partners in the Mekong Legal Network (MLN), is working directly to build the capacity of communities, campaigners and lawyers to engage in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes in the Mekong region . Consequently, ERI and the MLN have collaborated to produce this original manual for EIA practitioners in the six Mekong countries which specifically targets government decision - makers, investors, lawyers and other professionals working on the implementation of EIA. The result is this unique practical guide for implementing EIA in the Mekong, which both ERI and the MLN are strategically placed to disseminate to relevant EIA stakeholders, especially project-affected communities across the region. The Environmental Impact Assessment in the Mekong Region manual is the first time that anyone has sought to bring together in one volume an analysis of the EIA systems of each of the six Mekong countries, including the common themes and approaches. This was also the first project undertaken by the MLN, in collaboration with ERI. As a result, there was a lot of learning throughout the process of collaboration and collation from all involved. Whilst all of the members of the MLN are experienced lawyers, we found that there was a gap between law and practice. There was also the need to be able to communicate in a transboundary way, while acknowledging that different countries used different processes and with some different approaches to EIA. The First Edition is the result of this period of collaboration. We have tried to ensure accuracy and completeness. However, we also recognise that there is always room for improvement. We welcome any comments, criticisms or complaints. Our aim is to provide the materials and continue the existing discussion on the value of EIA in the region and how EIA can be improved. The work of the Mekong Partnership for the Environment, and the work of PACT, has been devoted to the role of EIA in achieving sustainable development. Through the work of PACT and many other practitioners and communities, the profile of EIA has been raised. Many discussions are occurring to improve the standard and value of EIA. In particular, the development of Regional Guidelines on Public Participation and the drafting of national guidelines on Public Participation in EIA for both Cambodia and Myanmar are all indicators of the importance of enhancing public participation in EIA. This First Edition is aimed at practitioners, civil society, lawyers, EIA consultants and project proponents. We hope that, by under standing the legal obligations under national law, all stakeholders will work together to pursue constant improvement in the EIA process across the Mekong region."
Author/creator: Matthew Baird, Sor Rattanamanee Polkla, Songkrant Pongboonjun, Manolinh Thepkhamvong, Dang Dinh Bach, Tep Neth, Than Than Aye, Oo Kyaw Thein, Jinmei Liu, Rémy Kinna.
Language: English
Source/publisher: EarthRights International (ERI)
Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs23/ERI-2016-10-EIA_manual-en.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2016