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CSE's Short-term training programme on Social Impact Assessment

Social Impact Assessment (SIA) is an important tool to inform decision makers, regulators and stakeholders, about the possible social and economic impact of a proposed project. To be effective, it requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders. Centre for Science and Environment recognises this need and has developed hands-on three-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on SIA with specific reference to deve lopment projects, such as infrastructure, mining and other industrial projects.

CSE's short-term training programme on EIA of MINING PROJECTS

Date: February 13 – 17, 2012 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 unrest. One of the greatest challenges, therefore, is how to make mining environmentally and socially acceptable.

CSE's One Month Training Programme on Environment and Social Impact Assessment

Date: January 16 - February 16, 2012 Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) are important tools to foresee and address potential environmental, social and economic problems at an early stage of project planning and design. A well conceptualized and executed EIA/SIA report allows project proponents to reduce the negative aspects of the project. It also enables stakeholders to understand the project and its likely consequences, and allows them to participate and intervene in various stages of project development.

Understanding EIA

Environment Impact Assessment or EIA can be defined as the study to predict the effect of a proposed activity/project on the environment. A decision making tool, EIA compares various alternatives for a project and seeks to identify the one which represents the best combination of economic and environmental costs and benefits.

EIA: A nice formality - Aug 31, 2007

Today a lot of state governments promise companies investment opportunities free of ‘encumbrances’. Investors are assured of government assistance in securing requisite clearances for projects. Sample, for example, the following sentence from a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between an international investor of a high profile project and the Orissa government.