Best Practices in Social and Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Assessment Capacity Building in South Asia

India Habitat Centre, 18-20 February, 2015

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) organized the first thematic workshop titled “Workshop on Best Practices in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment” from February 18th – 20th, 2015 in Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. This World Bank supported workshop on “ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT CAPACITY BUILDING IN SOUTH ASIA”, which is done in collaboration with IIM, Kashipur is the very first workshop of its kind. The overall objective of this workshop is to provide a platform to the industrial experts to provide their respective case studies on their best practices, and which can be used as examples for other industries. This will benefit other industries by providing them with sound technical inputs in order to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of their operation systems, encouraging them to support more such inclusive, accountable and environmentally sustainable development projects. The case studies will also be assessed by the regulators such as State Environmental Appraisal Committees (SEACs), Environmental Appraisal Committee (EAC), and State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) for sound appraisal, enforcement and compliance assurance. The various industrial experts presented papers on topics and key issues such as environmental and social risk, public consultation and livelihood restoration, mines reclamation and restoration, muck management and green belt development, biodiversity conservation, water audit and conservation, and waste to energy and pollution control. 

These best practices case studies will also be used as teaching material at IIM Kashipur for the new post-graduate level teaching programme in sustainable management to address the dearth of graduate level programmes dedicated to environment impact assessments in our country. The various organizations presenting their paper at the workshop are Power Grid Corporation of India, Coal India Limited, Tata Steel, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Paper Limited, Central Coalfields Limited, Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited, Ambuja Cement, World Bank, ACC Limited, Satna Cement, EID Parry Limited, Sesa Goa, WWF India and other independent agencies.

For more information, please contact:

Sujit Kumar Singh
Programme Manager 
Industry & Environment Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110062
Tel: +91 – 11 – 29955124
       +91 – 9899676027 (Mobile)
Fax: +91 – 11 – 29955879